Paul D. Miller
Trump's Nationalism
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Worshipping at the Altar of the Nation

Behind Trump’s trade, immigration, and national security rhetoric lurks a greater danger: the conversion of liberal nationalism into an illiberal cult.

the long war
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Obama’s Failed Legacy in Afghanistan

How the President took a bad situation in Afghanistan and made it even worse.

Debating Democracy Promotion
What Realists Get Wrong About Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr’s work is in vogue these days, but his champions fail to appreciate how his Christian faith informed his views of foreign affairs.

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Hugging the News Cycle
AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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