Stephen Zunes


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 an Editorial Fellow at the Tikkun Institute.


Ronny Przysucha

The assertions being repeated today seem based on apparently groundless claims from twelve years ago to justify the war in Iraq. Read more

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Three previous U.S. administrations all ignored the gross power asymmetry between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Read more


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David Stanley

It is shocking that it has taken this long for even one house of the U.S. Congress to recognize this historic tragedy. Somehow it is always a “bad time” to upset the government of Turkey. Read more


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Is the U.S. lurching towards another illegal war in the Middle East? Read more


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Iran has near-universal male conscription, in which the guards often get priority—now all of these young men, some of whom have no desire to even be in the armed forces, will be labeled as “terrorists.” Read more



Alicia M. Anderson, USMC

Biden used his leadership to get a Democratic-controlled Senate to give then-President Bush in 2002 the unprecedented authority to invade a country on the far side of the world that was no threat to the United States. Read more

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Mark A. Wilson

The Trump Administration’s decision marks a serious violation of fundamental principles of international law. Read more



Claudia Gabriela Marques Vieira

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



Columbia GSAPP

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



Thomas Altfather Good

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


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


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