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Bob Dreyfuss

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Robert Dreyfuss

Bob Dreyfuss

Contributing Editor

Robert Dreyfuss, a Nation contributing editor, is an investigative journalist specializing in politics and national security. He is the author of Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam and is a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone, The American Prospect and Mother Jones.


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The United States has alienated both allied regimes and their opposition movements.

Economic crisis, deficit mania and war weariness have created political momentum for big cuts to military spending.

If Obama is looking for a reason to scale back his foreign policy ambitions, the GOP takeover of the House is the perfect excuse.

On the American left, there's no consensus about how to respond to China's emergence. Confront China or accommodate? Slam China with tariffs or invite it to build in the US? And what about human rights? Robert Dreyfuss talks to progressives about what the country's rapid rise means for the Chinese—and for Americans.

China must do two things at once: continue to industrialize while sharply limiting carbon emissions. Will its newfound focus on renewable energy technology be enough?

A dirty little secret is that virtually no one thinks sanctions can work as intended.

 Despite signs that Iraqis are disenchanted with sectarian politics, the electorate's votes still broke sharply along communal lines.


Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009
Humpty Dumpty hasn’t been put back together yet, thirteen years after the US invasion.
Already working alongside Iran in Iraq, the US ought to end its support for Syria’s rebels, freeing Syria’s forces against ISIS.
Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?
Don’t hold your breath waiting for apologies from the neoconservatives.
Whatever Russia may have wanted to accomplish in Ukraine since last November, it has accomplished the opposite.
The Iraq-Syria civil clearly befuddles Washington—but not Tehran.