Asking Tough Questions

A list of the times I’ve asked powerful people difficult questions in public.

Matt Duss, policy policy advisor to Bernie Sanders:

At a forum hosted by the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and Foreign Policy, I asked (at 31:20 in the video below) Matt Duss about Bernie Sanders’s Manichaean Cold-War framework and how to thread the needle between Sanders’s opposition to regime change operations and his pledge to “work in solidarity with supporters of democracy around the globe, including in Russia.”

Harold Koh, former State Department legal advisor for Hillary Clinton and dean of Yale Law School:

See my piece in The New Republic, “Add Trump’s Yemen Veto to Obama’s Spotty War Legacy.”

 

 

John Brennan, former CIA director and top counterterrorism advisor to President Obama:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald Feierstein, director of Gulf Affairs for the Middle East Institute and former US ambassador to Yemen:

See my piece in The Grayzone Project, “Why I Confronted Gerald Feierstein, a Key American Advocate for Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarissa Ward, CNN’s chief international correspondent:

 

Chris Murphy, US Senator (D-Conn.):

See my piece in the Huffington Post, “Senator Chris Murphy is not the ‘Elizabeth Warren of foreign policy.’”