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: TomDispatch.com

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

Posted on: May 25, 2010, Source: TheNation.com

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: TheNation.com

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: TheNation.com

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: TheNation.com

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

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