Editor’s Note: Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter is the former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State. She is now a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. You can follow her on Twitter @slaughterAM, and watch her this Sunday at 10am on GPS on CNN. The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Dr. Slaughter.
Twitter is a tremendous source of foreign policy news. It’s my privately designed front page of multiple newspapers. I follow a combination of mainstream media, foreign policy experts in many different countries and lots of people on the ground – in the Middle East, in China and India.
Twitter provides this wonderful kaleidoscope of information, insight and the tangible sense of lived experience. All of this can then be distilled into deeper and more lasting foreign policy views.
Here are ten people to follow on Twitter for a lively foreign policy conversation.
1. Elmira Bayrasli (@endeavoringE): Musings on entrepreneurship, development, Turkey, the Middle East and the Mets.
2. Andy Carvin (@acarvin): Senior strategist at NPR; online community organizer since 1994; former director of the Digital Divide Network; curates tweets on the Middle East.
3. Christine Fair (@cchristinefair): Assistant Professor at Georgetown University specializing in South Asian political and military affairs.
4. Leah Farrall (@allthingsct): Australian ex-counter-terrorism analyst; background in international relations.
5. Max Fisher (@max_fisher): International editor of TheAtlantic.com.
6. Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell): Managing Editor of Foreign Policy magazine.
7. Amira Al Hussaini (@justamira): Global Voices Online Middle East and North Africa editor.
10. Diana Wueger (@dianawueger): Writing on the small arms trade and guns in general, with the occasional dip into the security/defense/military worlds.
I also follow Fareed Zakaria (@fareedzakaria)
Do you have suggestions for people to follow on twitter? If so, please highlight them on the comment thread below along with a brief description (140 words or less) of what they tweet about.