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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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News and Features

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.

Blogs

Over the next few weeks, President Obama will meet the leaders of Israel, Jordan and nearly all of the Persian Gulf Arab states.
R2P is a weapon for liberal interventionists and a tool for their allies, the old-fashioned conservative interventionists, too.
In which our ambassador to the European Union says, rather undiplomatically, "Fuck the EU!"
The United States may be leaving, but the war that Washington started in 2001—thirteen years ago—isn’t over.
The United States is still involved in Iraq, though more quietly.
President Benigno Aquino compares China’s offshore assertiveness to Hitler’s Sudetenland grab.
The Israel lobby, defeated on Iran, is in a weakened state when it comes to what it really cares about: Israel itself.
Peace talks are underway, but the Post apparently believes that war threats are a better option.