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Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman

Noah Rothman is the Associate Editor of Commentary.

Putin

In Syria, the United States and its allies are being humiliated. The ongoing debacle has evolved from an embarrassment to a near total and perhaps...
China

With all due respect to the global war on terrorism, the age-old geopolitical game of great power politics has made a bit of a comeback...
gun control

2013 is back with a vengeance. After Republicans spent the better part of September flirting with the prospect of what would likely have been an...
Democrats

The moment that everyone but Hillary Clinton has been breathlessly awaiting arrives next Tuesday, and it promises to be a clarifying affair. On October 13,...
russia

“Russia’s actions are a problem,” President Barack Obama conceded at a March 2014 news conference in the Netherlands. He quickly pivoted, however, to a familiar dismissal...
hillary clinton

For the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, 2015 has been a year of unmet expectations. In the wake of the party’s historic 2014 midterm drubbing, the...
Hillary Clinton

You might have heard that the average Republican primary voter is seething mad. They have been let down one time too many by the elected...
new cold war

“It’s not a new Cold War,” President Barack Obama insisted in July of 2014. He was right, but Americans properly found this pronouncement of little...
Russia

World War I didn’t begin in Europe. It started in Africa. By the time the shooting erupted in 1914, in fact, a retrospective analysis of the...
ISIS

The nation was shaken again on Thursday following an atrocity committed by a disturbed, likely prejudiced young man with access to firearms. It’s become an...
Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy has this thing sewn up. The Republican Majority Leader in the House of Representatives is almost sure to succeed John Boehner as the...
secret service scandal

“This is scary. 1984 scary,” National Journal columnist Ron Fournier remarked on Thursday. “We've got an agency called ‘Secret Service’ targeting political enemies. Think about that.” Indeed....