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.

He’s a former associate editor of Right Web, a project that monitors efforts to influence U.S. foreign policy, and helped coordinate the first annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

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The Sacrifice Muslim Soldier Khan Shouldn’t Have Had To Make

Clinton’s rhetoric on the Muslim world might be friendlier than Trump’s, but her record is much bloodier.

Why ISIS Must Love Trump

While Muslims prayed for Orlando, the GOP nominee urged his followers to reach for their guns.

Can Sanders Distinguish Himself From Clinton on Foreign Policy?

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.

A Real ‘Political Revolution’ Would End the War in Iraq

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.

Here’s the Thing About Terrorism Obama Won’t Tell You

Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The War Machine

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.

Military Intervention Is the Problem, Not the Solution

The Islamic State’s latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.

Accounting for the Pentagon

The debate over defense spending isn’t what it looks like.

When Bibi Came to Town

Nearly 60 lawmakers did the right thing by skipping the Israeli prime minister’s speech on Iran.

Five Reasons Congress Should Reject Obama’s ISIS War

The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn’t get it.

State of the Empire in 2015

Before Obama’s State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.

Netanyahu Is a National Security Risk—And Washington Knows It

An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister “chickensh*t.” Others might have said worse.

Here’s Everything Wrong with the White House’s War on the Islamic State

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.

The Off-the-Cuff Breakthrough on Syria

John Kerry may have just accidentally earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize.

A New and Improved Foreign Policy In Focus

FPIF has always been at the forefront of foreign policy analysis in the 21st century — now it finally has a website that looks the part.

Obama’s Biggest Compromise Yet?

Barack Obama’s SOTU speech emphasizes “nation-building at home.” But that doesn’t mean an end to nation-bombing abroad.

2012 in 16 Stories

Our biggest stories from 2012.

Israel’s Real-World Flame War

The vapidity that often characterizes social media makes it the perfect vehicle to advertise the IDF’s senseless attacks on Gaza.

Six Global Issues The Foreign Policy Debates Won’t Touch

In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.

Dogwhistling Past Libya

The deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Libya raises a whole host of uncomfortable questions.