James H. Noyes

James H. Noyes is former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern, African, and South Asian Affairs, and he is now a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, specializing in Middle East Affairs. He is currently researching the regional security implications of a changing U.S. military posture in Iraq.

Noyes's recent work includes (1) “Prospects for U.S.-Iran Talks,” Newsweek Japan, June 1, 2007, (2) “Iran’s Nuclear Program: Impact on the Security of the GCC” in Iran’s Nuclear Program: Realities and Repercussions (Abu Dhabi, UAE: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2006), (3) The U.S. War on Terrorism: Impacts on U.S.-Arab Relations (also by the Emirates Center, 2003), (4) online classes 2002 and 2003 in the Oxford, Yale, Stanford Iraq Forum on the AllLearn internet alumni program; (5) “Threats to U.S. Security Interests in Southwest Asia,” prepared for the U.S. Army's Strategic Studies Institute, June 2001; (6) "Fallacies, Smoke, and Pipe Dreams: Forcing Change in Iran and Iraq," Middle East Policy (June 2000).

His earlier publications include "Does Washington Really Support Israel?” Foreign Policy, June 1997. He co-edited, with M .E. Ahrari, The Persian Gulf after the Cold War (New York: Praeger, 1993) and wrote the chapter "American Perceptions of Iranian Threats to Gulf Security" in The Gulf and International Security: The 1980s and Beyond (London: Macmillan Press, 1989). Noyes's volume The Clouded Lens: Persian Gulf Security and U.S. Policy (Hoover Institution Press, 1979; revised edition, 1982) has been widely cited for its in-depth analysis of U.S. strategic interests in Southwest Asia.

Noyes was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Studies, UC-Berkeley, from 1977 to 1978, and he was a representative for the Asia Foundation in Colombo, Sri Lanka during 1965–68, and Director for Syria for AMIDEAST in Damascus, Syria, from 1956 through 1958. He received a Yale University B.A. in 1950, was a special student at Allahabad University, India, 1951–52, and received an M.A. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1954.