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.
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.
Hawk criticism of Ron Paul is a sign of alarm about the potential crumbling of the neocon consensus on foreign policy.
Gingrich’s willingness to outsource U.S. military policy to Tel Aviv is even more mind-boggling than Romney’s deference on diplomacy.
A Vietnamese-American artist who arrived in the United States with one son and one shoe seeks to capture the debate on immigration in a huge mural.
Zahra’s Paradise skillfully employs the story of one family to elucidate a tenuous historical moment in Iran, fleshing it out in the richest of both human and political terms.