Stories by Robert Dreyfuss

Robert Dreyfuss is the author of "Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam" (Henry Holt/Metropolitan Books). subscribe to Robert Dreyfuss's feed

Posted on: Aug 16, 2011, Source: The Nation

No surprise that Perry is consorting with left-over neocons from the Bush administration.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2011, Source: The Nation

The United States spends about as much on defense as the rest of the world combined. Is there hope for a saner military budget?

Posted on: Mar 20, 2011, Source: The Nation

Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power pushed Obama into accepting the demands of neoconservatives and enter the civil war in Libya.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

Here's the basics on the group that has Glenn Beck going batshit.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2011, Source: The Nation

Seemingly half of the Tunisian business community can claim a Ben Ali connection through marriage, and many of these relations are reported to have made the most of their lineage.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010, Source: The Nation

Stuxnet, a virus affecting Iran's nuclear facilities, appears to be a case of sabotage. If the United States is behind it, then Obama is already at war with Iran.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2010, Source: The Nation

Marine Gen. James Mattis, darling of the right, is now stepping into David Petraeus' shoes.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010, Source: The Nation

Israel's decision to weaken the Gaza blockade is an important step that could unlock the frozen Middle East peace process.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2010, Source:

Like McChrystal, Petraeus has taken every chance to downplay and scoff at Obama's deadline for withdrawal.

Posted on: May 25, 2010, Source:

If Obama knew about Petraeus order to expand Special Ops last Sept. then he is a dangerous militarist. If he didn't know, he's a feckless incompetent. Take your pick.

Posted on: May 3, 2010, Source: Comment Is Free

Whether the person behind the bungled Times Square bomb was Taliban or Tea Partier, all we have to fear is fear itself.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2010, Source: The Nation

The purging of Sunni candidates from Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections has raised the specter of civil conflict.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2009, Source:

You'd never know that the prime minister of a nation occupied by 130,000 U.S. troops is in the United States, but he is.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2009, Source: The Nation

Iran's Supreme Leader declares the presidential race over. But for reformists braced for more confrontations, there's no backing down.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2009, Source: The Nation

Things are ugly now. But they could rapidly get a lot uglier, more violent, and more civil war-like. Will opposition maintain its momentum?

Posted on: Jun 11, 2009, Source: The Nation

There's no denying the political and social movement that is building against Ahmadinejad. Iran is deeply divided.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2009, Source: The Nation

President Obama hit almost all the right notes today in his possibly game-changing speech aimed at repairing America's rift with the Muslim world.

Posted on: May 22, 2009, Source: The Nation

Turns out it is really the handiwork of a creepy FBI informant. The story strengthens the narrative that the "homeland" is under attack. It's not.

Posted on: May 18, 2009, Source:

If Obama decides to get tough with Israel over the Palestinians, he'll have the support of his base, and much opposition from conservatives.

Posted on: May 12, 2009, Source:

Gen. David McKiernan is pushed out and replaced with Gen. Stanley McChrystal. But don't expect any quick improvement on the battlefront.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2009, Source:

After sinking intel chief Chas Freeman, pro-Israel hardliners are celebrating. But they may have overplayed their hand on this round.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2009, Source:

Chas Freeman has criticized Israel, blasted Bush on Iraq, and warned against escalation in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2009, Source: The Nation

A surge of nationalism during a recent election provides a perfect opportunity for Obama to accelerate the withdrawal of US forces.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source:

Amid swirling media rumors, the White House recently announced that Obama is still weighing his options on Afghanistan.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009, Source: The Nation

A guide to Iraq's first election since 2005.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: The Nation

When it comes to Iraq, Obama is in full control. But drawing down combat forces is only half the story.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2009, Source: The Nation

Assertions by the Obama team that we can both "surge" and negotiate overlook a harsh reality. If Obama's not careful, he could make the crisis worse.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: The Nation

It's hard to imagine a less likely choice to be Obama's go-to guy on foreign policy than James L. Jones.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: The Nation

The story of the sweeping, and secretive, arrests, in Iraq's national security apparatus is getting curiouser and curiouser.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008, Source:

Think an attack is unlikely now? Ask key Obama cabinet figures why they're still palling around with neocon hardliners on Iran.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: The Nation

Obama's presidential victory softened Iran's opposition to the security deal -- an important sign that Tehran may be willing to work with the U.S.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008, Source: The Nation

There is wide speculation that Robert Gates will stay on as Secretary of Defense under Obama. This would be a huge mistake.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008, Source: The Nation

If standard U.S. military doctrine claims any country can be declared "criminal" and lose its sovereignty, the answer is yes.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2008, Source: The Nation

An interview with the commander of the Sunni-led Awakening movement reveals the possibility of a new anti-U.S. resistance.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: The Nation

In his demands for a U.S. troop withdrawal, the Iraqi PM is hardly the tough negotiator the media makes him out to be.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008, Source: The Nation

A debate over McCain's claims of "victory in Iraq" is one Obama can win if he hits hard.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2008, Source: The Nation

With Iraq's internal politics a ticking time bomb -- and Iran wielding its influence -- neither John McCain nor Barack Obama have a realistic plan.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2008, Source: The Nation

The former interim PM criticized the surge, the constitution, and warned that Iraqi forces are not loyal to Iraq, but to sectarian militias.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: The Nation

The U.S. is currently spending between $55 and $66 billion a year on intelligence. So why can't we find Osama bin Laden?

Posted on: Jul 15, 2008, Source: The Nation

With the world suspicious of American motives in world crises, U.S. policy toward Sudan and Zimbabwe is raising hackles.