Steven Clemons directs the New America Foundation's American Strategy Program, the purpose of which is to promote a new American internationalism by updating what is best in America's foreign policy tradition for the 21st century. He is also publisher of the popular political blog, The Washingtonnote.com. A specialist in U.S.–Asia policy and U.S. foreign policy matters as well as broad international economic and security affairs, Mr. Clemons joined New America in 1999 after serving as the Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute.

Mr. Clemons has also served as Senior Policy Advisor on Economic and International Affairs to Senator Jeff Bingaman and was the first Executive Director or the Japan America Society of Southern California and co-founded the Japan Policy Research Institute, of which he is still Director.

Mr. Clemons writes frequently on matters of foreign policy, defense, and international economic policy, and his work has appeared in most of the major leading op-ed pages, journal, and magazines around the world.


Steve Clemons of the Washington Note talks about his political battle with John Bolton on his blog and how a blogger can own an issue, bringing the world to the blog.



Steve Clemons, of the Washington Note, on the self-correcting mechanisms built into the blogosphere.

Last Updated: April 11, 2008