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Noah Feldman
For Noah Feldman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 1, 2013
Don't break law to swipe at Assad
How can a U.S. attack send the message that Syria must obey international law if the bombing itself violates the U.N. Charter
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 27, 2013
CCP's plan for pro-democracy voices: repression
A semisecret directive from the senior members of the Chinese Communist Party tells us how President Xi Jinping plans to manage pro-democracy voices in China: by shutting them down.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 18, 2013
Slim chance for restoring Egyptian democracy
So long as the Muslim Brotherhoodl exists, liberals' position in power will hinge on the military's good offices in excluding the Brotherhood, which will be back eventually.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 17, 2013
Federal trial of Zimmerman is not a good idea
The trouble with bringng federal charges against recently acquitted George Zimmerman is that another failed prosecution might make race relations in America worse.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 11, 2013
Who'll stand for spied-on?
By hearing only the state side of the story, the U.S. secret surveillance courts lose the appearance of impartiality. Court disputes need to have adversaries.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 7, 2013
Egyptian military coup sets back democracy and constitutionalism
You might think that replacing an unpopular Islamist leader with a secular judge is a victory for democracy in Egypt. It isn't. And don't expect elections soon.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 20, 2013
Gene patent decision on shaky scientific ground
In its split decision over gene patents, the U.S. Supreme Court was trying to protect big pharma and the U.S. economy without offending basic principles of ethics.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 5, 2013
China's rise doesn't have to mean U.S. decline
Someone steals your most sensitive secrets. Then, planning a face-to-face meeting, he says he wants to develop "a new type" of relationship with you. At what point, exactly, would you start thinking he was planning to drink your milkshake?
COMMENTARY / World
May 13, 2013
Obama has leverage to salvage U.S.'s reputation
The Obama administration should take some of the legal ingenuity it has applied in justifying indefinite detention and apply it instead to closing Guantanamo.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 4, 2013
China's Xi looks to Katy Perry for national dream
No other phrase has been given comparable attention in China's state media of late than 'Chinese Dream,' invoked by Xi Jinping as he became president.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 7, 2013
Are they watching? U.S. court says that's a secret
Think Big Brother is tapping your phone and reading your email? Want to go to court and make the government prove its surveillance program is constitutional?

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