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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 He is the author of ‘Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam’.

Posts by Robert Dreyfuss

Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?

Obama’s reelection and signs of Iranian willingness to end the nuclear standoff might offer some hope towards a compromise.

February 06, 2013

Getting to the Endgame With Iran

Iran and the P5+1 powers have scheduled talks. Now the hard part begins.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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