Thursday, March 10, 2011

Laura Rozen moves to Yahoo, starts foreign affairs blog, The Envoy

On March 10, Yahoo News launched its newest blog on foreign affairs, The Envoy with Laura Rozen.  She was most recently with  Her new blog will join other Yahoo News blogs like The Upshot,  The Gadget Hound, The Ticket and others.

Excerpt from her welcome post:

Here at the Envoy, we aim not only to tell the story of international affairs, but also to throw new light on the power players and storytellers--the political leaders who are seeking to forge new alliances and advance new narratives; the war-planners and intelligence operatives who are supplying the behind-the-scene information and artillery to project U.S. power abroad; the armies of private contractors who now outnumber the number of military troops the U.S. has deployed in major theaters of war, together with the battalions of lobbyists and influence-peddlers who procure the government contracts; and of course the U.S. political actors--from the president, who provides the overarching ideological arguments and policy doctrines to the working level bureaucrats, who carry out U.S. policy day to day.

I have been reporting on foreign affairs, national security and intelligence issues for more than a dozen years, most recently as the chief foreign policy reporter for Politico, and previously for Foreign Policy magazine, where I launched "The Cable" blog. Based out of Washington, D.C., I have also reported from the Balkans, Russia, Turkey and Israel, and wrote the afterword to the memoir of former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson, Fair Game.
Check out her new digs here

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