Archive for September, 2013


Interview: “Blowback’s revenge” (video)
27 September 2013

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Stephen Zunes joins a panel on CrossTalking that includes Kelley Vlahos, Richard Barrett to discuss whether the War on Terror actually generates more terrorists and victims. What are the lessons to be learned from the attack in Kenya? And, where is the logic in Washington indirectly backing Al-Qaeda in Syria and fighting terrorists elsewhere?


Obama at the United Nations
26 September 2013

In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama made important and valid points on the issues of human rights, arms control, and global governance. But note what the president did not say.


Opposition to intervention in Syria utilitarian, not ideological
23 September 2013

In this reply to a critique by Nader Hashemi, Dr. Zunes explains that:

“Whether or not a movement is primarily violent or nonviolent, what is important is whether it employs strategies and tactics that can maximize its chances of success. “


Apparent Fraud in Maldivian Elections Threatens Prospects for Democracy
16 September 2013

Dr. Zunes talks about a number of troubling indicators that major fraud may have occurred in the election held on September 7, which raises questions regarding the integrity of the September 28 runoff.


The US Has No Credibility Dealing With Chemical Weapons
9 September 2013

This is an updated and expanded version of the article “The US and Chemical Weapons: No Leg to Stand On,” originally posted in Foreign Policy in Focus on May 2, 2013.


Eight Arguments Against Going to War With Syria
4 September 2013

An opinion piece by Dr. Stephen Zunes highlighting 10 reasons why the U.S. should not attack Syria