Paul D. Miller

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.

Argument

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.

Shadow Government

What Rand Paul Doesn’t Get About Intervention

Last week Senator Rand Paul gave a speech on foreign policy at the Center for the National Interest, touting something he called "conservative realism." Paul ...

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About Paul D. Miller

Paul D. Miller is associate director of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. He served as director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Follow him on Twitter: @pauldmiller2.University in Washington, D.C. He served as director for Afghanistan on the National Security Council staff under U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Follow him on Twitter: @pauldmiller2

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