Noah Feldman

Harvard Law School professor

Noah Feldman appears in the following:

Was Iraq's Democracy Doomed From the Start?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Noah Feldman, who helped draft Iraq's constitution a decade ago, says the current chaos can be traced to America's failure to provide security before attempting nation building.

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A Coup by any other name

Friday, July 12, 2013

A military coup is essentially a military action that transfers government power from one entity to another. This sounds a lot like what happened in Egypt with the military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi, but the new Egyptian leadership - and the Obama administration - are refusing to call it a coup. Bob talks to Harvard law professor Noah Feldman about using the C-word.

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The Cool War with China

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Noah Feldman looks at the future of U.S.-China relations, and how their coming power struggle will reshape the playing field for nations around the world. He argues that we’re entering an era of renewed global struggle: the era of Cool War—between the United States and China. In Cool War: The Future of Global Competition, Feldman depicts what he sees as a likely contest for dominance, alliances, and resources.

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Official End of Combat in Iraq, But What's Next for Iraqis?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Today marks the formal end of the United States' combat mission in Iraq, after almost eight years. There are now fewer than 50,000 troops left in Iraq — all serving in non-combat roles. The Obama administration has pledged to withdraw all troops by October 2011. But many are now asking questions about what Iraq's future holds. What kind of presence will the U.S. have there in the coming years and is it realistic for the country to fully support itself by the end of next year?

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The Next Court

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

As Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings continue, Noah Feldman, law professor at Harvard University and author of the forthcoming Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of F.D.R.’s Great Supreme Court Justices, talks about what a "liberal" Supreme Court means now. Plus, live coverage and clips of this morning's hearings.

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Will Anyone Trust Afghan Election Results?

Thursday, September 03, 2009

U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke went to Paris on Wednesday for a meeting with more than two dozen of his international peers. But it wasn't a celebration – Holbroo...

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Is Iraq Ready for Faster U.S. Troop Withdrawal?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Almost 100 people were killed yesterday as coordinated bomb attacks swept Baghdad. The truck bombs and mortar fire flattened buildings, collapsed highways, and left city residents stu...


Israel, Palestine and America's Role in Promoting Peace

Thursday, June 04, 2009

In President Obama's speech at Cairo University, he made it clear that U.S. and Israel have an "unbreakable" bond. He explained how the Holocaust continues to shape Israeli reactions ...


Reactions to Obama's Call For A New Beginning

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Speaking at Cairo University, President Obama touched on issues including Iraq, women's rights, economic development, and religious tolerance. For more analysis on relations between A...

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Previewing President Obama's Cairo Speech

Thursday, June 04, 2009

As the president prepares to address the Muslim world from Cairo University in Egypt, The Takeaway previews his speech with two experts on the Middle East: Professor Peter Awn, direct...


Obama and the Saudis' Mideast Peace Plan

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

In 2002, Saudi King Abdullah proposed a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian territories. In exchange for peace with the Arab world, Israel would withdraw from the occupied terri...


Surprises on the Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. His pick is a New York Puerto Rican who is generally considered left-leaning. But once a judge is ...


The ripple effect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Friday, January 02, 2009

For a week straight Israel and Hamas have been locked in nonstop air strikes, leaving over 400 dead and 2,000 wounded. Wars between Israel and Palestine have flared up for over the la...

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Why lessons learned in Iraq may not apply to Afghanistan

Friday, November 28, 2008

"If we walked away, it's very likely the Taliban would take control of the country again."
—Noah Feldman on Afghanistan


Why Habeas Corpus Matters

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The right of habeas corpus has been an important safeguard of individual freedom. We look into what habeas corpus really means, its medieval origins, and whether it's been weakened in the US in recent years. Dr. Paul Brand is a senior research fellow at Oxford University; Noah Feldman is professor ...

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"Parochial" Schools

Monday, August 27, 2007

Harvard law professor Noah Feldman looks at the controversy over a public Arab-language school in Brooklyn and a Hebrew-language school in Florida, plus Mona Eldahry, founding director of Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media, or AWAAM, protests the resignation of the founding principal of the ...

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Is Facebook a Waste of Time?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Facebook has mushroomed in popularity since it opened up beyond college students last September. Now almost half of the companies in a new poll say they are restricting access to the social networking site at the workplace. Does Facebook help or hinder employers? Also, why Alberto Gonzales is ...