Noah Millman

Posts tagged “foreign policy”

The King Is Dead – Long Live the King

Our relationship with Saudi Arabia is a depreciating asset – but that doesn’t mean we should simply dump it.

Posted January 23rd, 2015

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea?

First-strike fantasies undermine the credibility of our diplomacy.

Posted January 9th, 2015

If Credibility Is Fragile, Then Commitments Should Be Rare

Credibility matters less when objective interests and capabilities are clear – and more when they are hard to discern. Which may explain why the more expansive hawks care about it so much.

Posted January 7th, 2015

Can Putin Survive a Full-Scale Ruble Crisis?

And if he can’t, what becomes of “Putinism”?

Posted December 16th, 2014

TNR’s Nostalgic Eulogizers

There’s probably been too much written already about the fate of The New …

Posted December 9th, 2014

A Chuck Hagel Postmortem

He was frustrated by the Administration’s indecisiveness and contradictions, but he also reflected them.

Posted November 28th, 2014

A Millman-Walt Dialogue On Foreign Policy

If President Obama couldn’t turn the aircraft carrier of American interventionism, who can?

Posted November 28th, 2014

How Jim Webb Should Handle the Culture War

He should run neither from it nor on it, but against it.

Posted November 20th, 2014

Libya and the Tides of History

Thinking in terms of narrative satisfaction can blind us to the reality of conditions that will actually determine the outcome

Posted November 19th, 2014

Chickens**t Nation?

The Netanyahu government accurately reflects the tenor of Israeli public opinion.

Posted November 3rd, 2014

Will My Jim Webb Man-Crush Get Another Go-Round?

Here’s hoping that the former senator will run in 2016.

Posted September 8th, 2014

Three Steps To a More Restrained Foreign Policy

How to set America on a different course.

Posted August 26th, 2014

Japan and Britain: Two Tales Of Over-Extension

I just finished reading two books I purchased at the World War …

Posted August 12th, 2014

Back To Iraq

And count me as extremely apprehensive. It seems to me, the President …

Posted August 8th, 2014

Iraq –> Libya –> Syria –> ???

Daniel Larison, on Max Boot on Libya: Boot’s criticism is mostly just …

Posted July 31st, 2014

Jus In Bello, and Ad Bellum

I have been avoiding writing about the war between Israel and Gaza …

Posted July 30th, 2014

The Stupid War

Because I haven’t had the time to write anything of my own, …

Posted July 15th, 2014