In their 100 Days chat about Obama's foreign policy, the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg and Robert Kaplan agree that Richard Holbrooke is extending his envoyhood to the entire Near-East (with the exception of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.) Their primary piece of evidence: Holbrooke's just hired a pre-eminent Iran expert, Tuft's Vali Nasr. Does this mean that Dennis Ross is losing power/influence/authority? Goldberg: "This is not to disparage George Mitchell or Dennis Ross in any way, but Richard Holbrooke is a human hurricane, and I wouldn't be surprised if he essentially becomes the off-shore Hillary Clinton." And Kaplan suggests that Holbrooke will bide his time before "poaching" the Middle East from envoy George Mitchell.