- By Laura RozenLaura Rozen writes The Cable daily at ForeignPolicy.com.
The Senate voted tonight by unanimous consent to confirm the Brookings Institution’s Ivo Daalder as the U.S. Ambassador to NATO. Swearing in will be on Friday, May 15. The Netherlands-born Daalder served as a director for European affairs in the Clinton-era NSC and more recently, as an advisor to the Obama-Biden transition and the lead nonproliferation advisor to the Obama campaign. Daalder recently co-authored with I.M. Destler a book on the National Security Council, In the Shadow of the Oval Office, and has published widely on non-proliferation and transatlantic security issues, including on the global role of Nato.