Stephen Zunes, a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist and senior analyst, is a professor of Politics and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is the author, along with Jacob Mundy, of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution (Syracuse University Press, 2010).
The Obama administration and congressional Democrats, in rejecting the recommendations of the Goldstone report, have defended Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
The United States needs to put more pressure on the illegitimate junta in Tegucigalpa to step down.
A rundown of how Obama failed to address Egyptian and Saudi repression in his address to the Muslim world.
A decade after the United States bombed their country, Serbs are still dealing with the after-effects of the war.
Obama failed to address Egyptian and Saudi repression in his address to the Muslim world.
A letter to Hillary Clinton from 10 state attorneys general argues that Israel’s recent bloody siege of Gaza was “justified.”
The Obama administration boycotted the UN conference on racism and missed a golden opportunity.
Unless there’s a willingness to critically re-examine the war, the threat of another war in the name of liberal internationalism looms large.
We asked FPIF’s senior analysts to weigh in on the future course of American foreign policy: maintenance of empire or its rejection?
The recently passed omnibus budget bill contained numerous provisions pertaining to the Middle East that may undercut Obama’s authority to overhaul U.S. policy toward the region.
Chas Freeman was on his way to head up the National Intelligence Council until the right-wing attacks began.
Despite some hopeful movement on Middle East issues, the new administration is still lavishing military aid on Israel and, by extension, the U.S. defense industry.
Will George Mitchell break the deadlock in the Middle East or just support the status quo?
Ignoring the pleas of those calling for a more credible figure, Senate Democrats have instead chosen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to lead the Senate Committee on Intelligence.
McCain and Palin tried to smear Obama through guilt by association. But this isn’t just a Republican tactic.
Republicans are trying to depict Obama’s right-wing positions as being far-left to siphon off Jewish voters.