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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

For a few hopeful days last week, it seemed as though Vladimir Putin had abandoned Russia’s campaign of adventurism in Ukraine. A promising report in...

Barack Obama has largely, although not entirely, given up the bad habit of blaming the suboptimal state of affairs at home and abroad on his...

Superficially, the parallels between the issues that will likely to come to dominate the 2016 presidential election and those of another election year, 1968, are...

Based on the ebullient headline, the results of the latest New York Times/CBS News survey were precisely what the Gray Lady’s editors wanted to see....

In early January, The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol determined that the Republican Party would be a better party, and the ultimate 2016 presidential nominee a...

President Barack Obama was almost certainly trying to de-escalate the alarmingly high tensions characterizing Sino-American relations on Monday as the crisis in the South China...

According to NBC News, Hillary Clinton has a “Romney problem.” The prohibitive Democratic presidential nominee has apparently exposed herself to justified attacks on her wealth...

Organized labor's ebbing political clout is perhaps best exemplified by AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka’s plaintive appeal for attention this weekend in the form of an...

Foresight is a utopian goal. Even the brightest and most well-versed in their fields often fail to accurately predict the future. “Of course they do,”...

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul earned quite a bit of well-deserved grief when he bizarrely and baselessly accused his fellow Republicans of giving life to the...

The ISIS proto-state knows how to fight a war. Following the group’s successful simultaneous assaults on Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, ISIS is pressing...

If Vox.com were granted the divine power to craft their perfect politician from scratch, the famously self-assured liberal website could still not have conceived of...