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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.


Is the White House thinking about getting out of Afghanistan? Just as Hamlet's mother and his murderous uncle rushed to marry with unseemly...
One thing I heard over and over again during my visit to Tehran in June was that the two sides in Iran's political divide were intent on...
I spent yesterday afternoon at the J Street conference, the meeting of the "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobbying group that was founded last...
More and more, it seems that the Obama administration has utterly forgotten about Iraq. With its laser-like focus on Afghanistan and its...
With 14 more dead Americans today, in three helicopter crashes, it's beginning to look like President Obama will, after all, opt for a...
Don't expect any miracles after President Karzai's decision to accept a second round in the much-disputed Afghan elections. (The latest...
David Rohde's series "Held by the Taliban," which began running in the New York Times on Sunday makes gripping reading. (You can read Part...
Earlier this month, for a forthcoming article in Rolling Stone about President Obama's Afghanistan policy, I interviewed Representative Jim...