A unified Sudanese government with a popular mandate will be better able to forge a warm and sustainable peace with Israel, whereas a rushed Israeli-Sudanese agreement has the potential to unravel Sudan’s transition and generate renewed support for...
Tamara Cofman WittesNormalizing Sudan-Israel relations now is a dangerous game
If you missed this last month, read it now
President Trump signs directive that would potentially pull thousands of federal employees in "policy-making" positions out of the competitive service, making them at-will employees.
Tamara Cofman WittesIf you weren't paying attention, Trump signed an Exec Order deeply undermining the professional federal civil service & setting up his cronies to burrow into permanent jobs in the USG
LCWINS is committed to addressing the institutionalized racism that has historically held back Black women and women of color.
Tamara Cofman WittesI’m so proud of @lc_wins’s work to bring more women into senior NatSec roles, from diverse backgrounds & well beyond the Beltway. This week, we broke a new barrier! We sent Trump & Biden campaigns info on more than 850 women who are #ReadyToLead.
The first staffer on the coronavirus task force to go public tells The New Yorker that America’s pandemic response was “derailed by the person at the very top.”
Tamara Cofman Wittes“Sadly, the surprise here is not that Trump acted so callously in the midst of a pandemic but that so many senior government officials know that this is happening and are doing nothing to stop it.“
The package being pushed by the Trump White House — which could shift the military balance in the Middle East — includes an electronic warfare plane, the EA-18G Growler.
Tamara Cofman WittesScoopy little article on Israel-UAE saga. Two quick reactions:
1) WH no doubt frustrated this deal isn’t iced yet, & wants signing ceremony on the South Lawn. I’m not sure jamming Bibi in the NYT is gonna get them there.
Trump on Wednesday signed a five-page memo ordering all federal agencies to send reports in 14 days to the White House Office of Management and Budget that detail funds that can be redirected.
Tamara Cofman WittesTrump orders review to defund NYC, other 'anarchist' cities
The authorities claimed and orders given in this new presidential memo are astonishing. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so malicious in both intent and effect.
The United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. Brookings experts on the Middle East weigh in.
Tamara Cofman WittesWhich emphasizes the fact that this deal, for all three parties involved, is fundamentally not about annexation at all.
Want to know what it’s really about? Good insights here
President Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates will establish “full normalization of relations” and that in exchange Israel will forgo for now “declaring sovereignty” over disputed West Bank territory.
The Homeland Security Department compiles “intelligence reports” on protestors and journalists—including the tweets of our own Ben Wittes. Massive explosions in Beirut compound that country’s political and economic crises. And officials are...
Tamara Cofman WittesIt’s @RatlSecurity-The Dangerous Tweets Edition! DHS compiles “intelligence reports” on protestors & journalists-including our own @benjaminwittes!There are massive explosions in Beirut. And warnings mount about foreign interference in November’s election.