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.
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.
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.
Barack Obama’s SOTU speech emphasizes “nation-building at home.” But that doesn’t mean an end to nation-bombing abroad.
The vapidity that often characterizes social media makes it the perfect vehicle to advertise the IDF’s senseless attacks on Gaza.
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
The deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Libya raises a whole host of uncomfortable questions.
Nowhereisland proves that it doesn’t take fancy technology or big-name consultants to figure out what most people want.
Nowhereisland is about living kindly, governing gently, and not taking oneself too seriously.
When it comes to decisions that take lives on behalf of the American people, “moral rectitude” is no substitute for transparency in the Obama administration.
Two new films introduce the world’s premier experts on militarism (hint: you won’t meet them in Washington).
Have conservatives ever met a junta they didn’t like?
Placating Israel is the underlying purpose of U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Shilling for the Mujahedeen Khalq is apparently seen by Washington insiders as a lucrative and low-risk way to enact regime change in Iran.
Hawks are using the death of journalists such as Marie Colvin to further the cause of military aid to Syria’s opposition.
The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution that’s pro Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories and con an Israel-Palestine two-state solution.