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, July 24, 2015 - 6:45am
Is Scott Walker Less of an Extremist than Donald Trump?
Count me among the Democrats who are totally delighted that Donald Trump is running for the Republican nomination for President, that he is a frontrunner in polls of Republican voters, that he cannot be prevented from participating in the Fox News debate, that he is sucking oxygen from other...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 2:45pm
Will President Scott Walker Ask Congress for Authorization Before He Bombs Iran?
People who claim that they have an alternative to the Iran nuclear deal besides war might want to check in with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, widely judged to be one of the three "serious" Republican candidates for President. As Greg Sargent notes at the Washington Post , Walker has previously...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 1:15pm
Media Refs Should Call Foul on Bogus Arguments Against Iran Deal
The deal on curbing Iran's nuclear program and lifting sanctions is done . Bernie Sanders called it a " victory for diplomacy ." Hillary Clinton backed the deal . So did the Congressional Progressive Caucus . So did Pope Francis . Congress will have about 60 days to review the deal and, if it...
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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 12:45pm
Bernie Sanders Will End the IMF's Economic Violence in Greece and Africa
Many people want to know more about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' foreign policy agenda. Yes, they say, we like what Sanders is saying about reducing extreme inequality, about reducing the political power of the billionaire class. But what about U.S. foreign policy? Yes, they...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 1:30pm
#FreedomFlotilla III Exposes Anti-Democratic Extremism of the Israeli "Center"
Supporters of continuing the Israeli occupation of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem would like global public opinion to believe that the occupation can be maintained and yet Israel can be considered a democracy. A central challenge of occupation opponents is to expose and exacerbate the...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:15pm
How Bernie Sanders Can Kill the 1%'s TPP Trade Deal
The DC press says it's getting down to the wire on a possible vote in the House on fast track to substantially pre-approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other pending trade deals, with a vote possible as early as Thursday. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who was a close second...
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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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