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Robert Dreyfuss

Robert Dreyfuss is an independent, investigative journalist in the Washington, D.C, area, who writes frequently for The Nation, Rolling Stone, and other publications. His blog, The Dreyfuss Report, appears at TheNation.com. He is the author of ‘Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam’.

Getting to the Endgame With Iran
February 06, 2013
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
Iran and the P5+1 powers have scheduled talks. Now the hard part begins.
Getting to the Endgame With Iran
Peace in Afghanistan: Will Pakistan Play Ball?
December 20, 2012
Peace in Afghanistan: Will Pakistan Play Ball?
A leaked peace plan sees Pakistan replacing the United States as kingmaker. Can the different sides come together?
Peace in Afghanistan: Will Pakistan Play Ball?
Fool's Errand: America's Pivot to Asia
December 05, 2012
Fool's Errand: America's Pivot to Asia
As the U.S. stares down a "fiscal cliff", some are arguing for an increase in defense spending to support America's pivot to Asia. It could however create more problems than it solves.
Fool's Errand: America's Pivot to Asia
Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis
November 23, 2012
Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis
The fact that both sides kept Iran's attack on a U.S. drone quiet until after the American election could signal hope towards compromise.
Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis
Back From the Brink: Iran and America Set for Talks?
October 22, 2012
Back From the Brink: Iran and America Set for Talks?
While both sides have already denied it, talks could be a first step towards compromise. The road to negotiations though could be a long one.
Back From the Brink: Iran and America Set for Talks?
Afghanistan: Why America's Longest War is NOT a Campaign Issue
October 19, 2012
Afghanistan: Why America's Longest War is NOT a Campaign Issue
U.S. forces are drawing down in Afghanistan and concluding the longest war in its history. Why is such an important issue being forgotten?
Afghanistan: Why America's Longest War is NOT a Campaign Issue
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
October 02, 2012
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Attacks on coalition troops by members of Afghan security forces endanger partnering programs and point to grave cultural misunderstandings.
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
The "Mitt Romney School" of Foreign Policy
September 18, 2012
The "Mitt Romney School" of Foreign Policy
Although Gov. Romney often criticizes President Obama's choices in foreign affairs, many wonder about the precise nature of his own views.
The "Mitt Romney School" of Foreign Policy
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
September 06, 2012
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
An incident in Kunar illustrates how NATO's confused approach to counterinsurgency in Afghanistan is failing to meet its objectives.
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
Why Israel Won't Attack Iran
August 22, 2012
Why Israel Won't Attack Iran
While many believe leaders in Tel Aviv are bluffing, the Jewish state gains a lot by threatening to strike Tehran.
Why Israel Won't Attack Iran
America and Iran Square Off Over Syria
August 16, 2012
America and Iran Square Off Over Syria
Washington has seen all roads in Damascus as leading through Tehran. Why time and compromise could lead to a deal that saves lives.
America and Iran Square Off Over Syria
Iran Hedges its Bets in Afghanistan
August 07, 2012
Iran Hedges its Bets in Afghanistan
Despite their sectarian divide and history, Tehran may be courting the Taliban to bolster its ability to retaliate from a possible strike on its nuclear program.
Iran Hedges its Bets in Afghanistan
How Drama on the High Seas Could Spark a U.S-Iran War
July 28, 2012
How Drama on the High Seas Could Spark a U.S-Iran War
A recent incident with Indian fishermen shows how easily Iran and the U.S. could slip into a conflict neither wants but may find hard to avoid.
How Drama on the High Seas Could Spark a U.S-Iran War
Predictions for Afghan Civil War Are Foolhardy
July 18, 2012
Predictions for Afghan Civil War Are Foolhardy
Despite what some journalists have argued, many signs point toward post-2014 reconciliation, argues Robert Dreyfuss.
Predictions for Afghan Civil War Are Foolhardy
Iran Nuclear Talks Are Working
July 12, 2012
Iran Nuclear Talks Are Working
Despite hawks' chest thumping, what the ongoing talks have shown is a path to success, says Robert Dreyfuss.
Iran Nuclear Talks Are Working
Are Obama's Iran Sanctions A Ruse?
July 06, 2012
Are Obama's Iran Sanctions A Ruse?
While no doubt painful for Tehran, U.S. sanctions are riddled with exemptions and may be in place mostly to sideline hawks, writes Robert Dreyfus.
Are Obama's Iran Sanctions A Ruse?
Is U.S. in Iran Cyber War?
June 26, 2012
Is U.S. in Iran Cyber War?
A series of revelations suggest that the U.S. and Israel are engaged in a cyber war with Iran. If true, any hope of progress in talks over Iran’s nuclear program could be jeopardized.
Is U.S. in Iran Cyber War?
Election Year = No Iran Deal
May 03, 2012
Election Year = No Iran Deal
There are increasing signs that a breakthrough over Iran’s nuclear program could be in reach. But don’t expect Barack Obama to clutch at it yet.
Election Year = No Iran Deal
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
April 19, 2012
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
The weekend talks on Iran’s nuclear program were hailed by many as progress. But the American right doesn’t see things that way.
Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
April 15, 2012
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
With the U.S. in a presidential election year, don’t expect a major breakthrough at the talks that have started on Iran’s nuclear program. But compromise may come next year.
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
Yes, Obama May Call Iran Strike
December 15, 2011
Yes, Obama May Call Iran Strike
A former top Obama adviser on the Middle East says the president is serious when he says all options remain open. Just look at his track record.
Yes, Obama May Call Iran Strike
Bonn Meet Falls Flat on Face
December 07, 2011
Bonn Meet Falls Flat on Face
Without Pakistan and a Taliban presence, the Bonn conference on Afghanistan was always going to struggle. A conflicted U.S. policy doesn’t help.
Bonn Meet Falls Flat on Face
Hamid Karzai’s Poison Pill
November 23, 2011
Hamid Karzai’s Poison Pill
The Afghan president has laid out the conditions for an extended U.S. military presence. But with opposition to his rule growing, can Karzai hold on?
Hamid Karzai’s Poison Pill
Getting Ready for the IAEA Storm
November 07, 2011
Getting Ready for the IAEA Storm
It’s unclear whether the new IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program has anything new. But even before its release, Israel has stoked speculation of a military strike.
Getting Ready for the IAEA Storm
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