Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies. He edits its Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords services, contributes regularly to both outlets, and works with IPS experts to develop writing for mainstream and progressive publications.
Three weeks into his presidency, Trump is now the fastest president to ever reach majority disapproval. Here’s a look at the early days of the Trump administration, report-card style.
If Trump can sell a plain-as-day lie about his inauguration crowd, he can lie about anything — including things that hurt his own supporters.
During the Cold War, the CIA did just the kind of meddling in foreign elections it’s accusing Russia of doing today — and more.
Trump’s core supporters were so anxious about the changing face of America, they were willing to vote alongside the Klan.
Bad trade deals created the social rot Trump is exploiting today. Why does Hillary defend them?
Clinton’s rhetoric on the Muslim world might be friendlier than Trump’s, but her record is much bloodier.
While Muslims prayed for Orlando, the GOP nominee urged his followers to reach for their guns.
If Sanders wants political revolution, it doesn’t just mean taking our economy back from the billionaires; It means taking our foreign policy back from the carpet bombers.
Taking the diplomatic road on Iraq and Syria would let Sanders get back to the business he started in 2002 — making space between himself and Hillary Clinton on the Middle East.
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
IPS’s Peter Certo joins Telesur for an in-depth look at U.S. foreign policy as it relates to ISIS, Saudis, Syria, and more.
The Islamic State’s latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
Nearly 60 lawmakers did the right thing by skipping the Israeli prime minister’s speech on Iran.
The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn’t get it.
Before Obama’s State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister “chickensh*t.” Others might have said worse.
The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here’s what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.
John Kerry may have just accidentally earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize.