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.
Obama has conducted two major reviews of Afghan policy; Karzai's new intractability calls for a third.
Tonight, President Obama will address the nation to discuss the drawdown of US combat forces in Iraq. In February, Robert Dreyfuss reported on the specter of civil conflict and the possibility of the outbreak of a civil war—which still looms.
Can the United States and Iran negotiate an end to the nuclear standoff?
The clampdown on street protests can't disguise huge fissures among the elite.
Is Obama's dialogue with Iran already doomed?
For the first time in six years, there's light at the end of the tunnel in Iraq. A nationalist Shiite-Sunni alliance provides a perfect opportunity for Obama to accelerate the withdrawal of US forces.
When Obama needs a hammer, National Security Adviser James Jones will provide one.
Obama calls Afghanistan "the right war." But sending more US troops into the quagmire will only make the crisis worse.
Will Obama make good on his promise to end the war in Iraq?