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.

The theorist’s study of nonviolence helped shape our world. But his analysis of the way power works will be his legacy. more



Gage Skidmore

A new benchmark for hypocritical, arrogant, and entitled demands by the United States on foreign governments. more


Trump and his Republican backers have long opposed efforts to ease tensions between the United States and Iran—especially any effort that might undermine excuses for going to war against that oil-rich nation. more

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The history of U.S. involvement reveals our complicity in the horror Assad inflicts on his people. more

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“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” more

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The theorist’s study of nonviolence helped shape our world. But his analysis of the way power works will be his legacy. more


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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

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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


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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

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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

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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



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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


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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



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


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

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

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


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

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

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