Stories by Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes is a professor of Politics and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco and serves as a senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus. subscribe to Stephen Zunes's feed

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Threats by top Obama administration officials have not been well-received by the Lebanese.

Posted on: May 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Until the teachers union abandons its hawkish agenda, its credibility will continue to be compromised and embattled teachers will suffer.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

To the dismay of human rights groups across the world, Obama decided to pander to right-wing hawks and boycott the historic gathering.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Caterpillar's equipment has been used to level homes, build Israel's illegal separation wall and, in some cases, kill innocent civilians.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Most of Obama's key foreign policy appointments seem more committed to military dominance than international law.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama has the ability to do a lot of good as long as we reject the temptation of feeling hopeless and cynical.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Congressional leaders are advancing a radical view of international law that would allow powerful countries to get away with war crimes.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Democrats have silenced dissent and offered unflinching support for Israeli actions, including gross violations of international law.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

No one in the mainstream media or government is willing to acknowledge America's sordid role interfering in Palestinian politics.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

What alarms most international observers is Clinton's penchant for military solutions.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Hillary Clinton is our new Secretary of State -- will she continue the United States' hypocrisy on human rights and the rule of law?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

By the time it was over, eight people had been killed, at least seven of whom were civilians, including three children.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama has asked conservative Clinton vet Rahm Emanuel to be his chief of staff -- it's not a good sign for progressives.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Barack Obama's resounding victory has brought even this cynical observer of Democratic Party politics to dare to hope.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The latest in a series of guilt-by-association tactics by the GOP to make the staunchly pro-Israel Obama appear to be anti-Israel.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The choice of Biden calls into question whether Obama's offering a "change we can believe in."

Posted on: Aug 18, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The self-righteous posturing coming out of DC should be tempered by recognition of the ways in which the U.S. has contributed to the crisis.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

'Whoever becomes the next president, this war will continue to impact your life for many years to come.'

Posted on: Jan 15, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Obama's views on foreign policy are a decidedly mixed bag.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Clinton's foreign policy is the definition of "Bush lite."