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Steven Clemons

Senior Fellow, American Strategy Program
Steven Clemons
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Steven Clemons is the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, which aims to promote a new American internationalism that combines a tough-minded realism about America's interests in the world with a pragmatic idealism about the kind of world order best suited to America's democratic way of life. He is currently a Senior Fellow at New America, of which he previously served as Executive Vice President, and remains actively involved in the direction of the American Strategy Program.

Publisher of the popular political blog The Washington Note, Mr. Clemons is a long-term policy practitioner and entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. He has served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, Senior Policy Advisor on Economic and International Affairs to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and was the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center.

Prior to moving to Washington, Mr. Clemons served for seven years as Executive Director of the Japan America Society of Southern California, and co-founded with Chalmers Johnson the Japan Policy Research Institute. He is a Member of the Board of the Clarke Center at Dickinson College, a liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pa., as well as an Advisory Board Member of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. He is also a Board Member of the Global Policy Innovations Program at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and on the advisory board of the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association.

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


Article | Aug 6, 2013 | The Atlantic
Article | Jul 20, 2013 | The Atlantic
Article | Mar 14, 2011 | BBC
Article | Feb 3, 2011 | Yahoo! News
Article | Feb 2, 2011 | Yahoo! News
Article | Dec 10, 2010 | Politico
Article | Dec 2, 2010 | The Japan Times
Article | Oct 6, 2010 | The Diplomat


Event | Feb 24, 2014 | Washington
Event | Sep 13, 2011 | Washington
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In the News Item | Aug 21, 2013 | Wall Street Journal
In the News Item | Jul 25, 2013 | Voice of America
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In the News Item | Jan 23, 2013 | Al Jazeera
In the News Item | Dec 13, 2012 | The Daily Beast
In the News Item | Dec 11, 2012 | New York Times
In the News Item | Dec 16, 2011 | KPCC - Southern California

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