Noah Millman

Posts tagged “Syria”

Why Defeating Daesh Is So Difficult

We have no real allies for military conflict, limited legitimacy for ideological combat, and any diplomatic solution is likely to prove elusive, if we even look for one.

Posted November 16th, 2015

To Vote Or Not To Vote

Damon Linker considers abstaining from a Clinton-Rubio contest.

Posted November 10th, 2015

The Sanguinary Legacy Of Partitionism

It doesn’t bode well for an independent Kurdistan.

Posted October 1st, 2015

Pay Iran To Take Syria’s Refugees?

A modestly revolutionary philanthropic proposal.

Posted September 18th, 2015

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

A Chuck Hagel Postmortem

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

Posted November 28th, 2014

Iraq –> Libya –> Syria –> ???

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

Posted July 31st, 2014

It Sucks Being A Hegemon. Trying To Stop Being One Is Also Going To Suck.

I think Andrew Sullivan misunderstands my point in my last post about …

Posted June 14th, 2014

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

There Is No Liberal Internationalist Case for War in Syria

If we launch an attack, it will not be under any legal warrant whatsoever.

Posted August 27th, 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

Redrawing Maps For Stability Is Like . . .

The Middle East was sliced up [after World War I] along lines …

Posted August 7th, 2012