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.


Neocons Gag on Ron Paul

Hawk criticism of Ron Paul is a sign of alarm about the potential crumbling of the neocon consensus on foreign policy.

Fumbling 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.

Shedding Light on Immigration

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.

Review: Zahra’s Paradise

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.

Iran: Here We Go . . .

Conservatives believe that Iran needs to suffer “overwhelming pain.”

An Alternative Eulogy for Steve Jobs

Jobs certainly thought differently, but the company he created acted the same as the competition.

One Step Closer: Lieberman Calls for No-Fly Zone Over Syria

Sen. Joseph Lieberman has reportedly become the first U.S. senator to call publicly for military intervention in Syria.

A New Experiment in Open-Source Citizenship

A British artist offers citizenship to all in his new island country.

Boxed in on the Middle East

The past week has seen the United States effectively relinquish its role as the key negotiator of Middle East peace as the Palestinians, ignoring President Barack Obama’s entreaties, announced their decision to pursue UN membership and be recognized as an independent state.

Libyan Rebel Forces Continue to Detain Sub-Saharans and Black Libyans

Libyan rebel forces have been rounding up black Libyans and sub-Saharan African migrant workers, accusing them of serving as “mercenaries” for Gaddafi.

Why Are Some Progressives Gloating over Libya?

Even if the president led the NATO coalition from behind, he led his country into war from practically another planet.

Review: The Roots of Muslim Anger at America

A new study explores how U.S. foreign policy has fanned the flames of anti-Americanism in the Islamic world — and how the only way out is democracy.

Apple: Crown Jewel of Technology or Human-Rights Abuser and Tax Cheat?

You may have watched the great British TV series “Blood on the Wire.” Is Apple “Blood on the Wireless”?

Three Strikes against Apple

There’s too much blood on its phones, laptops, and tablets.

Desperately Seeking Vindication: Bin Laden and Torture

Members of the Bush administration are still trying to justify “enhanced interrogation.”

Watch Out for Those Brain Cancer Apps

World Health Organization scientists want cell phones classified as a “possible carcinogen.”

Blood on the Trackpads

Monologist Mike Daisey takes on Apple and challenges audiences to exercise their consumer power to effect change.

New Arab Democratic Governments May Neither Demonize Nor Embrace Iran

Just because U.S. influence is decreased in Egypt doesn’t mean, ergo, Iran’s is increased.

Republican Calls to Drain the Pentagon Swamp Provide Window for Democrats to Climb Through

CATO report on defense cuts shows how libertarians come in handy on national security.