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Peter Certo is the acting editor of Foreign Policy in Focus (fpif.org) and the associate editor of Right Web (rightweb.irc-online.org). Both publications are projects of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Obama's Biggest Compromise Yet?
Barack Obama's State of the Union speech suggests the president is banking his legacy on "nation-building at home." But with the United States waging an opaque and clandestine war in an ever-widening global battlefield, nation-building at home does not mean an end to nation-bombing abroad.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Dogwhistling Past Libya
The deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Libya raises a host of uncomfortable questions about the long-term ramifications of U.S. overseas interventions. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney's xenophobic response addressed none of them.
Friday, July 27, 2012(2 comments)
Real Nowhere Men (and Women)
Nowhereisland proves that it doesn't take fancy technology or big-name consultants to figure out what most people want. Most of us want a clean environment, an economy that works for everyone, and a say in our political process. Of course, this has never been much of a mystery outside of Washington and other world capitals.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Barack Obama and the Pitfalls of Priestliness
The Obama administration's "just wars" have eroded longstanding norms, set dangerous precedents, and provoked a host of very real unintended consequences from North Africa to the Middle East and beyond. And, with an assist from a Republican Party whose own priests sermonize about "American exceptionalism" and little else, they have helped move the U.S. discourse on national security and foreign policy inexorably to the right.
Thursday, April 5, 2012(1 comments)
Sanctioning Iran to Influence Israel
If President Obama is concerned that his efforts at "diplomacy" with Iran are going nowhere, maybe it's because he's sanctioning the wrong country.