Paul D. Miller

Paul D. Miller is the associate director of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. He previously served as director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council staff for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Elephants in the Room

‘Globalism’ Is the Victory of Western Ideals

If liberalism can succeed in the non-Western world, it is safe in the hands of immigrants to the United States. But it does not help if the president of the United States makes them feel unwelcome in their adopted homeland.

Shadow Government

Trump Defeats Straw Man

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump outlined his “American First” foreign policy vision in a major speech yesterday, offering a stinging rebuke — possibly the definitive refutation — of a position no one holds.


In a Counterinsurgency Far, Far Away

After Return of the Jedi, the victorious Rebels declared “mission accomplished” a bit too early. Here’s how they can win, for good this time.

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