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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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:00am
Thirteen Things I Learned in Iran
Istanbul, Turkey - I just experienced the blessing of visiting Iran for the first time. Here are some things I learned. 1. If you are visiting someone's office and you appear very sleepy, you may be asked if you want to take a nap. If you say yes, a comfortable place to take a nap may be...
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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 4:15pm
Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?
I came to Iran this week to participate in a peace boat sailing from Iran to protest the Saudi bombing and blockade of Yemen. Unfortunately, I had to withdraw from the boat trip for logistical reasons; my frequent collaborator Tighe Barry of CodePink still plans to be on the boat , which as of this...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 1:45pm
Will House Democrats #StandWithJan to Back the Iran Talks?
House Democrats will play a key role in whether the Obama Administration can get a deal with Iran. Under the Corker-Cardin deal on the Corker Congressional review legislation, if a third of the House or a third of the Senate were willing to sustain a Presidential veto of Congressional legislation...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
What Did Democrats Win in the Cardin Compromise on the Corker Bill?
I knew a lawyer who was a Philosophy major as an undergrad. At a party many years ago - maybe we had consumed a few sips of beer - I asked him, what does studying Philosophy have to do with being a lawyer? Oh, he said, it's very relevant. In Philosophy, you study "ontology" - when is a thing a...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:45pm
Hillary's Better on Iran Diplomacy Than Key Senate Democrats - and Rand Paul
Do you remember when Rand Paul was threatening to run for President to Hillary Clinton's left on war and peace? It seems like ancient history now, doesn't it? When the Administration announced the framework deal on Iran's nuclear program, Hillary backed it right away . It was "3 AM," as it were,...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:30pm
Democrats Blast Schumer Threat to Kill Iran Deal
Democratic constituency groups opposed to war with Iran are furious that New York Democrat and Senate Minority Leader "heir apparent" Chuck Schumer is threatening to scuttle the possibility of a diplomatic agreement with Iran by supporting legislation - the Corker bill - that would allow...
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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
Rumor Control: Contra NYT, Iran Didn't Renege on Shipping Uranium
US, European, and Iranian negotiators are working against a self-imposed Tuesday deadline to secure a "framework agreement" which will outline the parameters of a comprehensive agreement to be achieved by June on international limitation and supervision of Iran's nuclear program and the lifting of...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:15am
Will Democrats Back Obama's UN Push for Two States in Israel-Palestine?
The Obama Administration has broadcast that since Benjamin Netanyahu announced that there will never be a Palestinian state so long as Netanyahu remains Prime Minister of Israel, the US may end its policy of blocking consideration of the Israel-Palestine conflict at the United Nations Security...
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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
Opposing Two States, Netanyahu Unmasks GOP-Likud Agenda of Fake Diplomacy
Congressional Republicans who are trying to blow up U.S.-European diplomacy with Iran would desperately like Americans to believe that they have some alternative besides war to the Administration's multilateral efforts to reach a diplomatic agreement with Iran. If any fair-minded man or woman who...
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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:15am
Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?
Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders - essentially begging Iranian hardliners to blow up the talks on the Republicans' behalf. Senate historians could find no precedent for the party...
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