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: 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.