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Stephen Zunes

Dr. Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco. A regular contributor to The Progressive, he serves as a senior policy analyst for the Institute for Policy Studies, and is an advisor for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

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Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital further threatens Israeli-Palestinian peace, breaks international law, and risks a violent and destabilizing reaction in the region—which may be exactly the plan. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:42 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

It might have been a welcome opportunity to underscore the perfidy of Trump's team—if not for the fact that most Democrats supported his goal. more

Dec 5, 2017 12:07 PM Dispatches

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Trump’s nomination of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education constitutes a direct threat to academic freedom. more

Nov 3, 2017 2:37 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

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If passed, the legislation would make it a crime to support or even furnish information about a boycott directed at Israel or the Israeli occupation supported by any entity of the UN, the EU, or other “international governmental organization." more

Aug 1, 2017 3:40 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Shealah Craighead

This new crisis in the Persian Gulf is complex and requires a thoughtful and nuanced approach—something apparently beyond the capabilities of the current U.S. administration. more

Jun 16, 2017 9:48 AM Dispatches

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Erdogan’s plebiscite may grant him many years of authoritarian rule even in a society increasingly demanding democracy and justice. The question is what role the United States is going to play. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:56 PM Dispatches

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Paul Keller

With no direct threat to the national security of the United States and with no Congressional authorization, such use of force was illegal. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:05 PM Dispatches

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John Englart

Claiming that the BDS movement is “anti-Semitic,” the Trump Administration and state legislatures are moving to punish those protesting the Israeli occupation of Palestine. more

Mar 22, 2017 2:00 PM Dispatches

Trump’s ignorance of the region will make him even more dependent on his advisers than most Presidents. And that’s not good news. more

Dec 22, 2016 3:33 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Progressives are experiencing whiplash as prominent conservatives show support for Putin. more

Sep 15, 2016 4:06 PM Dispatches 6 Comments

Uzbekistan is ranked among the half dozen worst countries in the world for human-rights abuses. more

Sep 7, 2016 2:52 PM Dispatches

Even if Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, the war would still have been wrong. more

Jul 13, 2016 5:19 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Have we already begun to enlist the 49 dead in Orlando into the project of American empire? more

Jun 15, 2016 12:48 AM Dispatches 7 Comments

What kind of rules of engagement would she support for U.S. forces in the “War on Terror?” more

May 26, 2016 6:29 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Ever more autocratic, Erdoğan remains genuinely popular. more

May 13, 2016 8:32 PM Dispatches

Which one is really alienating their base? more

Apr 18, 2016 4:34 PM Dispatches

How will she behave as a president? more

Apr 14, 2016 2:53 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

On at least sixteen previous occasions, President Obama assured the American people that there would be “no boots on the ground.” more

Nov 5, 2015 4:04 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

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