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

Feb 1, 2018 7:00 AM Dispatches

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

Feb 1, 2018 7:00 AM Dispatches

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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 2 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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Brandeis Center

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



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


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


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