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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 bill now being pushed by the neocons and AIPAC could destroy the most promising developments in a decade.

Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.

It’s looking increasingly likely—but there’s reason to fear the White House will overplay its hand.

How a series of foreign policy flubs, stumbles and mini-disasters have underscored the Obama administration’s increasing irrelevance in the region.

A recounting of three horrific US/ISAF civilian massacres, the procedures implemented to prevent such events from happening again—and why those procedures were inadequate.

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal himself put it best: “Because of civilian casualties, I think we have just about eroded our credibility here.”

In a clear challenge to hardliners, President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed, ‘I have come to destroy extremism.’

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

The US bombing of a Pakistani border outpost, US drone attacks and Pakistani support for the Taliban—all threaten to destroy the chances for a peaceful US-NATO exit from Afghanistan.


Afghanistan is talking to the Taliban again, but there's no sign that President Obama wants any part of it.
In a "revolt of the small powers," the United States finds its plan to isolate and pressure Iran short-circuited.
The United States, foolishly, is trying to undercut what might be the best hope for avoiding sanctions, confrontation and war with Iran.
The American policy in Afghanistan is not to negotiate a political deal, but to shoot first and ask questions later. Will President Karzai...
Connie Bruck's devastating portrait of Haim Saban, the Israeli billionaire, shows the inner working of the Israel lobby in all of its...
Just weeks ago, Karzai was slamming Obama for trying to undermine his plan to talk peace with the Taliban. Has anything really changed?
Next week, Karzai visits Washington. The president of Afghanistan knows that wars end with peace talks. Does the president of the United...
Iran is tightening its grip in Baghdad, and once again there’s talk of violence.