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Noah Feldman

Bloomberg View columnist

Noah Feldman, a Bloomberg View columnist, is a professor of constitutional and international law at Harvard University and the author of six books, most recently 'Cool War: The Future of Global Competition'.

Noah Feldman
8 Jan 2019

Destabilising the world?

Both Trump and Democrats have framed the issue in a way that a victory for one on funding a border wall is defeat for the other - meaning no incentive to compromise.

8 Jan 2019 2
Destabilising the world?
7 Sep 2018

'Insider resistance'

Don't be taken in by the hype of <i>The New York Times</i>' anonymous column, which just describes what often happens in most US administrations.

7 Sep 2018 3
20 Mar 2018

Random foreign policy

The key feature of a non-principled, fast-alternating foreign policy is that no one knows exactly what you are going to do next.

20 Mar 2018 2
Random foreign policy
4 Dec 2017

War crime trials

The problem with long-delayed justice lies in the slow, grinding nature of the war crimes tribunals compared with the short, sharp shock of actual war crimes.

4 Dec 2017
22 Nov 2017

Worth the wait

When you get rid of your dictator, it is important to follow the rules, show obedience to the law even when the autocrat you're deposing does not.

22 Nov 2017
Worth the wait
1 Nov 2017

Complicated story

The indictment of Trump's ex-aide Paul Manafort isn't about the alleged Trump-Russia connection - yet. It could get there but entangled in obscure facts.

1 Nov 2017
12 Oct 2017

Regulatory rollback

Politically, Trump's EPA is within its legal authority to repeal the Clean Power Plan to fit his administration's policies.

12 Oct 2017
5 Oct 2017

Denying secession

Neither Spain nor Iraq has done itself any favours with their reactions to the referendums held by Catalans and Kurds.

5 Oct 2017
29 Sep 2017

King keeps control

Letting Saudi Arabian women drive is hardly a marker of sex equality in the county, but it's an important milestone that the monarch defied the Islamic establishment.

29 Sep 2017
King keeps control
10 Aug 2017

Pyongyang threat

Imitation being the most sincere form of flattery, it is good to see President Trump following the same policy against North Korea as ex-president Obama.

10 Aug 2017