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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.


If the worst we get is a guy who tries to explode his underwear and another guy who builds a bomb that doesn't blow up in New York City, we...
The usual leapers leap to their conclusions.
Members of Congress outdo each other in the zeal to bring down wrath on Tehran's head.
The U.S. is powerless to intervene in politics in Baghdad. Needed: a U.S.-Iran political accord to help stabilize Iraq.
No, not through bombing it. Sounding like the Khmer Rouge, President Ahmanutjob suggests depopulating Iran's capital.
Secret military unit reporting to Maliki tortured, raped, shocked hundreds of Sunni men.
Despite flap over Gates memo, the United States isn't going to attack Iran. Not now. Not ever.
Russia and the new government of Kyrgyzstan will probably keep Washington on a short leash in Central Asia.