We have a strong obligation to call out our own side's ideological missteps.
Paul D. Miller
At the turn of the century, two important books wrestled with the question of how a nation "conceived in liberty" should engage with the world.
It is time to stop reading The End of History as futurology, pseudo-science, or the political science equivalent of astrology.
9/11 was the most successful attack in a decades-long, transnational terrorist campaign that is still ongoing.
Great power conflict is now thinkable, and in great measure because of lessons unlearned from World War II.
What lessons should we recall after seventy-five years in the shadow of World War II?
In The Hell of Good Intentions, Stephen Walt tries to draw a false dichotomy between American security and liberal order.
What is remarkable is that, despite decades of scholarship and change, today’s structural realists have revised or changed almost none of their views.
The liberal international order is a useful tool of American security; defending and supporting it is pragmatic, not utopian.
Paul D. Miller is a professor of the practice of international affairs at Georgetown University. He served in the US army, the CIA, and on the National Security Council staff as director for Afghanistan and Pakistan. His book recent book is Just War and Ordered Liberty from Cambridge University Press.