Micah Zenko

Micah Zenko

The More You Talk, the Less You Know

The real experts don't want your retweets, likes, or shares.

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Micah Zenko

They Who Must Not Be Named

The administration's reasons for not releasing who's on the list of America's enemies in the war on terror are getting ridiculous.

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Micah Zenko

Cloudy With a Chance of Conflict

We asked 1,200 U.S. government officials and experts what they were most worried about in 2014. Here's what they said.

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Micah Zenko

Conflict Avoidance

President Obama's National Security Strategy aims to prevent the emergence of wars. So why won't the White House get behind its own strategy?

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Micah Zenko

The Real Nuclear Option

Why Israel might nuke Iran to prevent Tehran from going nuclear. Seriously.

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Micah Zenko

Myth Dealers

In an uncertain world ... and 4 other ‘truths' America's generals want to sell you.

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Micah Zenko

Shouting '9/11' in a Crowded Internet

Why the NSA's 'we keep you safe from terrorists' rationale is bogus.

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Micah Zenko

Two Cheers For America's Restraint in the Drone War

If Washington launched targeted strikes everywhere its 'partners' asked it to, the war on terror would be totally out of control.

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Micah Zenko

Estimated Recovery Time

Will the self-inflicted political wound of the U.S. government shutdown ever heal?

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Micah Zenko

The Known Unknowns of Counterterrorism Ops

When it comes to assessing the success of the war on terror, there's a lot we just don't know.

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Micah Zenko

Threat of Failure

Does coercive diplomacy actually work? Don't let the popular narrative on Syria fool you.

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Micah Zenko

The Soldier and the State Go Public

Civil-military relations haven't been this bad in decades.

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Micah Zenko

Responsibility to Protect?

Why none of the plans for intervening in Syria actually tries to save civilians.

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Micah Zenko

The Wrong Way to Be Right

Obama's shoddy case for striking Syria to enforce international norms.

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Micah Zenko

A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish

Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.

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Micah Zenko

The Pretenders

When people say the U.S. needs to control events abroad better, this is what they really mean.

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Micah Zenko

Walking Loudly and Carrying a Big Stick

Why women are less inclined to start wars.

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Micah Zenko

If Trayvon Were Pakistani…

Why isn't Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?

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Micah Zenko

Don't Know Much About History

What John McCain, Richard Cohen, and Jeffrey Goldberg have in common.

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Micah Zenko

Obama's 'Alice in Wonderland' Syria Strategy

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

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Micah Zenko

To Protect and Defend...

No, Mr. President, your top job is not to 'keep the American people safe.'

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Micah Zenko

The No-Plan Zone

Modest measures to aid the Syrian rebels won't topple Assad. And despite protestations, even Washington's hawks don't want to go further.

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Micah Zenko

Confront and Confuse

Did Obama's speech actually say anything new about drones?

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Micah Zenko

Our Military, Ourselves

Why Americans are to blame for the Pentagon's outrageous sex scandals.

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Micah Zenko

Talking in Circles

Why Harold Koh's big speech on targeted killings is just more of the same, intentional Obama muddle.

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Micah Zenko

Outsourcing Lethality

When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?

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Micah Zenko

Hawking Something

The Syria interventionists want us to go to war. They're wrong.

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Micah Zenko

What Is the Why

Does it really matter what motivated the Boston bombers? 

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Micah Zenko

Clip the Agency's Wings

Why Obama needs to take the drones away from the CIA.

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Micah Zenko

An Inconvenient Truth

Finally, proof that the United States has lied in the drone wars.

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