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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

Is there any chance that the logjam on negotiating an end to the war in Afghanistan is loosening up? So far the United States seems to be...
Just like Hong Kong, soon enough Taiwan -- the so-called Republic of China -- will be absorbed into China proper. It's a goner. The sheer...
It was a pleasure to listen to a State of the Union address, especially after eight years of his predecessor's alarmist warnings and...
How will the war in Afghanistan end? This isn't a trick question. The answer is simple: the war will end when President Obama signs an...
Yesterday, I had a chance to question General David Petraeus about President Obama's Afghan timetable, and what he had to say leads one to...
For years, I've written about Iran's untoward influence in Iraq. Now, it appears as if Iran is making a power play, using its Iraqi allies...
Last week, during an appearance by Ambassador Richard Holbrooke at the Brookings Institution, I had a chance to ask him a key question...
The "good war" in Afghanistan isn't going so well, but the Obama administration may soon learn that the "bad war" --...