Noah Millman

Posts tagged “foreign policy”

Neoconservatism’s Analytical Insights, And Their Abuses

Three things neocons could get right, and how they misuse them

Posted April 10th, 2014

Bluffs Are Dangerous In Part Because They Beg To Be Called

Just a minor point to add to Daniel Larison’s typically sensible post …

Posted March 31st, 2014

What Is A “Realistic” Response To Crimea?

Realism means not only recognizing limits, but setting them.

Posted March 26th, 2014

Storm’d At With Shot And Shell

We shouldn’t necessarily expect that Russia is working from a sophisticated master plan.

Posted March 1st, 2014

Defense Cuts Are Welcome, “Pre-WWII Levels” Headline Is Deceptive

Military spending reductions are an incremental improvement, not draconian slashing.

Posted February 24th, 2014

Running On Empty Claims Of Competence

Daniel Larison misunderstands my point about competence and a hypothetical Clinton-Paul contest: …

Posted February 18th, 2014

A Clinton-Paul Race: A Study In Perhaps Too Many Contrasts

How foreign policy will—and won’t—matter in 2016

Posted February 18th, 2014

Who Advocates For Diplomacy?

I’m watching with growing anxiety the bipartisan march in our national legislature …

Posted January 15th, 2014

Do Europeans Think Spheres Of Influence Are Obsolete?

The EU thought it had transcended nationalism, but Ukraine stirs old fears.

Posted December 6th, 2013

Another Promising Neologism Ruined

I haven’t read Henry Nau’s book (I admit, I wasn’t aware of …

Posted November 13th, 2013

Neither Permanent Friends Nor Permanent Interests

I want to emphatically endorse what my colleague Daniel Larison says here …

Posted October 29th, 2013

We Don’t Need Love; All We Need Is Normalcy

I’m afraid I have to throw cold water on Scott McConnell’s fantasies: …

Posted September 30th, 2013

Cowardice and Conscience

The president’s credibility isn’t at risk from a “no” vote—but Congress’s credibility is at risk if it supports war with Syria.

Posted September 9th, 2013

Why Egypt Isn’t Easy

I have sympathy for the argument that we should distance ourselves materially …

Posted August 20th, 2013

Prescriptive Implications Of Descriptive Realism

And, in what I hope is my last post on foreign policy …

Posted June 17th, 2013

What’s The Realist Explanation For America’s Syria Intervention?

If I understand correctly, the “realist” view of foreign affairs is that …

Posted June 17th, 2013

Do I Know A Hawk From A Handsaw?

Daniel Larison objects to my attempt to narrow the meaning of “hawk”: …

Posted June 5th, 2013