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Stephen Zunes

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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.

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

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The new bill endorses state government efforts to punish socially conscious businesses that choose to boycott illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. Read more

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One would think that opposing Israel control of Palestinian territories seized in the 1967 war, which the international community recognizes as a foreign belligerent occupation, would not be particularly controversial. Read more

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It’s nothing short of a betrayal that the Democratic leadership would turn this important committee over to someone so far to the right. Read more

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Progressives should not hesitate to mobilize in support of the impeachment and conviction of Donald Trump. Here’s why. Read more

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Gage Skidmore

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

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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

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

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