Peter Certo is the Communications Director 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.


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.

Proposal: A Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Budget priorities are finally getting a hearing in Washington — let’s not waste it.

Oh, Brother

New Republican governors are rebuffing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.

Review: It Is What It Is

A British artist starts a conversation in America about a war in Iraq.

Joint U.S.-South Korean Military Exercises in Yellow Sea Raise the Ante

Washington has not been very helpful in defusing tensions over the Yeonpyeong Island attack.

Review: The Turkey and the Eagle

A new book by Caleb Rossiter explores the roots of the U.S. tendency toward intervention overseas.

The Cheonan Incident: Skepticism Abounds

In its final report on the sinking of its naval vessel ROKS Cheonan, the South Korean government puts the blame squarely on North Korea. But many questions remain unanswered.

Catfood Commission Provides Opening for Defense Cuts to Go Mainstream

The Deficit Reduction Commission surprises with recommendations to reduce the Pentagon budget.

A Progressive-Tea Party Foreign Policy Coalition? Don’t Hold Your Breath

After initial bucking, Tea Partiers soon hew to the Republican line on defense.

Will Rockets or Schools Tell the Tale of Afghanistan?

No amount of expensive innovation in arms can provide for a sustainable counterinsurgency operation.

Creating Cultural Bridges: The Art of Edgar Endress

Artist Edgar Endress talks about his work on immigration, the currency of eks, and the Balkanization of Bolivia.