Robert Naiman

Robert Naiman is Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy. Naiman has worked as a policy analyst and researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. He has masters degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Illinois and has studied and worked in the Middle East. You can contact him here.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:15pm
On Preventing Iran War, All Democrats Are Not Equal
Most Democrats of a certain age will remember the moment in the 1988 Vice-Presidential debate when Dan Quayle, who was running around comparing himself to President Kennedy, got this comeuppance from Senator Lloyd Bentsen: Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a...
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 2:15pm
There Is No Republican Mandate for More War
Quite predictably, some pundits in big media are spinning the Republican takeover of the Senate as telling us that America wants President Obama's policies to be more Republican, whatever that might mean. Some of these voices are now going to demand that President Obama should do whatever...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 1:45pm
Concerned About ISIS, But Also About Endless War? Back Limits on the Use of Force
In response to the U.S. bombing of Islamic State ["ISIS"] fighters in Iraq and Syria, which Congress has never explicitly approved, Members of Congress long concerned about presidents and Congresses skirting the Constitutional role of Congress in deciding when the U.S. will use military force have...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
Let's Treat Assad Fairly - Like Any Other Pro-West Dictator in the Middle East
Glenn Greenwald thinks it's funny that while a year ago, we were told that it was an absolute emergency to bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad and arm insurgents fighting to overthrow him, now we're being told that it's an absolute emergency to bomb Assad's main military opponents. Greenwald...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:00am
If Liberal Zionism Were Dead, What Actions Would That Imply?
On Sunday, the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Antony Lerman, a former director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, with the provocative title, " The End of Liberal Zionism ," which raised the question of whether "Liberal Zionism" - broadly speaking, the ideology that has animated...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 9:45am
Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq
Judging from press reports, when Congress returns from its August recess in early September, the United States military will have been bombing "Islamic State" fighters in Iraq for a month, with a broader set of missions than originally advertised, and with plans to continue bombing for months . The...
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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:30am
Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where is the Anti-War Left?
The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future. In the case of U.S. policy towards Iran, we created a political movement to...
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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 3:15pm
"Humanitarian Emergency" Does Not Suspend the Constitution on War Powers
President Obama gave a speech last night purporting to justify today's U.S. military strikes in Iraq. Unfortunately, the President's speech failed to clearly answer key questions related to the issue of Congressional war powers under the U.S. Constitution and the War Powers Resolution; that is, he...
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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:30am
Gaza Ceasefire Collapses: What Should We Do Now?
The Gaza ceasefire has collapsed, the New York Times reports . This is terrible news, obviously, and there is no reason to belabor why, for anyone following the news. However, there are three positive, important things to report. Good news #1: it seems likely that the collapse of the ceasefire was...
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President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel hold a joint press availability in the Oval Office July 6, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Views
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 3:30pm
Netanyahu's War: What Is It Good For?
The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a new war on Palestinians in Gaza, a war whose purported justifications make George W. Bush's excuses for his illegal invasion of Iraq smell nice by comparison. So far, the United States, Netanyahu's chief enabler, has been unwilling to stop the...
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