Before coming to NSN, James interned at the Center for American Progress where he worked on international law, international organizations and transatlantic relations. A regular contributor to Democracy Arsenal, James has also appeared in both domestic and international publications. A native of New Jersey, James received a B.A. in History from Rowan University and a M.S. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University.
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Fox News Once Again Leverages Obama Daughters for Shock Value By Karoli May 10, 2013 | Crooks and Liars There are some places you don’t go, even when speculating. At least, you don’t if you’re a decent human being who doesn’t imagine a grisly death of Chelsea Clinton or Sasha and Malia Obama for the sake […]
Link Mania otherwise known as Snark Wednesday By Juliana May 8, 2013 | Blog for Democracy Old White Men have the sadz Old White Men are happy! We’re number #1, USA USA USA Coming in nicely at number 11, Delaware! Congressman John Lewis, always fantastic and consistent in his support. Punk, ah no. I’m calling […]
Will Guantanamo ever be closed? By Peter Weber May 1, 2013 | The Week When President Obama fielded a question at his Tuesday press conference on the hunger strikes at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “a lot of people listening or reading the transcript had to do either a major memory retrieval or some […]
National Security Network Cited in Washington Monthly on the Deteriorating Situation at Guantanamo Bay
The Endless Spiral of Futility Over Closing Gitmo By Ed Kilgore April 30, 2013 | Washington Monthly When news of an ongoing hunger strikes among detainees at Guantanamo Bay drew a question to the president about the situation at this morning’s press conference, a lot of people listening or reading the transcript had to do either […]
Boston Bombing Suspects’ Roots – A Primer from the National Security Network By Jamie Reno April 19, 2013 | The Reno Dispatch Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed in an altercation with police this morning, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who tonight was taken into custody, are suspected of carrying out the bombings at the Boston […]
U.S. must avoid overlooking or overstating threat By TandD Staff April 08, 2013 | The Times and Democrat Another week and more tough talk from North Korea is likely. This past week, the North Korean army warned the U.S. government that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using “smaller, lighter and diversified […]
By Douglas B. Wilson, Spencer P. Boyer and James Lamond October 9, 2012 | Reuters Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave his “Mantle of Leadership” speech Monday – his third major attempt in a year to outline his views on foreign policy. In a speech filled with rhetoric rather than substance, and with repeated and […]
James Lamond on Voice of Russia Radio Disscussing CIA operations in post-attack Libya with Jessica Jordan
James Lamond on CIA operations in post-attack Libya Click for link to the audio file. WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department’s investigation into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats dead is using every available resource at its disposition. FBI officials are participating […]
By James Lamond December 16, 2011 | The American Prospect It is usually difficult to find an issue, particularly in the form of current legislation, that unites retired generals and admirals, civil libertarians, Tea Party activists, retired intelligence officers, current Obama administration national-security officials, and former Bush administration officials. But this year’s defense authorization bill, […]
There was a fairly disturbing portion of the debate tonight where most of the GOP contenders for president supported monitoring Muslims closer than other citizens … it is just flat out bad security policy. There are four basic reasons, without getting into the serious first and second order effects, for this: It overloads and already stressed national security apparatus, serves as a distraction to the real problems, hinders cooperation between communities and law enforcement, and can serve terrorists’ recruitment process.