Aaron David Miller


What Does the "New Chapter" in Havana Mean for Tehran?

What do Cuba and Iran have in common? Well… let’s see. Both are authoritarian countries headed by aging dictators; both claim revolutionary ideologies; both have ...


All John Kerry Wants for Christmas Is an Israel Without Bibi

But if the United States plays politics in Israel’s spring election, it’s possible no one will get what they want next year.


One Nation, Divided Under Law

If Israel chooses Jewishness over democracy, the third intifada is not far behind.


Better Off With Bibi?

Despite all the petty politics and infighting, there are still reasons we shouldn't be so quick to assume that elections -- and (possibly) a new prime minister -- will solve Israel's problems.


4 Big Reasons the Iranian Nuclear Deal Didn’t Happen

So what went wrong? How come the champagne corks aren’t popping in Vienna? After all the hype, drama, and suspense, why is it that all ...


The Consequences of Misunderstanding the Middle East

What's worse for the United States -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or the Islamic State (IS)? Even before the reports this week of the beheading ...


Would Hillary Be Good for the Holy Land?

Would Hillary Clinton be good for the Jews? The recent "chickenshit" episode between Israel and the United States started me thinking about the WWHD issue ...


Middle East Meltdown

Go ahead: blame the rise of the Islamic State (IS) on George W. Bush's unwise entry into Iraq in 2003 and Barack Obama's early exit, ...


It’s Not Washington’s Fault

In any conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian problem, I'd be the first to concede that failure to resolve it damages U.S. interests in the Middle East ...


We Have Reached Peak President

A couple years back, I gave a talk to a group of Princeton graduate students and faculty on the indispensable role leaders play in successful ...

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About Aaron David Miller

Aaron David Miller is vice president for new initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His forthcoming book is titled The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President.

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Changing Pakistan’s Militancy Narrative

Changing Pakistan’s Militancy Narrative

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