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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.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, November 29, 2019 End The Wars, Win The Antiwar Vote
the world's a scarier place now than when 9/11 happened. But with the right leadership, a lot more is possible, too. If we're ever going to win the war on terror, the first step is to stop spreading it.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 6, 2020 There's No "Great American Comeback"
Low overall unemployment means little when half of Americans now work low-wage jobs. Manufacturing remains in decline, farm bankruptcies are spiraling, and union membership just hit an all-time low. Even as 140 million Americans are poor or low-income, the administration is working relentlessly to shred Medicaid, Social Security, and the food stamp system.
SHARE Sunday, January 5, 2020 Tump's Iran Aggression Deserves Full-Throated Opposition
With the brazen assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq, President Trump has brought us leaps and bounds closer to that conflagration -- a decision Trump appears to have made while golfing at Mar-a-Lago.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 5, 2012 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.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 10, 2021 We May Be One Election From Permanent Minority Rule
President Trump was impeached for inciting a mob to violently overturn the 2020 election. He failed. Now, Republican officials across the country are openly radicalizing against democracy by attempting to codify Trump's efforts.
SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 27, 2012 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 16, 2013 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.