Robert Dreyfuss

  • The war of words between the United States and Iran is escalating, with much of it, as always, for domestic consumption—President Barack Obama against his hawkish Republican rivals, and various Iranians in competition within Iran’s fractured politics. Still, the bluster and toughened ...

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  • Hamid Karzai took one more wobbly step along the tightrope he walks as president of Afghanistan last week. Coming just a couple of weeks before the world community holds a global summit on Afghanistan in Bonn on December 5, Karzai adroitly navigated through a four-day traditional grand assembly, or ...

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  • Theres plenty of reason to be sceptical, until more evidence is revealed, about the true nature of the terrorism scheme allegedly cooked up by Iran to assassinate Adel al-Jubeir, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States. But one thing is certain: Had a bomb exploded in a downtown ...

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  • US President Barack Obama will order the withdrawal of at least 15,000 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, the start of a steady drawdown of US forces before handing security over to the Afghan army and police, according to several White House and military officials and ...

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  • At a March 22 dinner at a restaurant in Washington - to present the findings of a high-powered task force on resolving the war in Afghanistan - I had an extended conversation with General Douglas Lute, President Obamas top adviser on Afghanistan. Lute was at the dinner, organised by Steve Clemons ...

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  • So Obamas women wanted war against Libya. Wed like to think that women in power would somehow be less pro-war, but in the Obama administration it appears that the bellicosity is worst among Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Samantha Power. All three are liberal interventionists, and all three seem to ...

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