Palestine and Israel
1 February 2001

There is a widespread assumption that resolution of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is extremely complex and that the U.S. has been and still is the best hope for peace. The reality, however, is just the opposite.


U.S. Aid to Israel: Interpreting the “Strategic Relationship”
26 January 2001

“The U.S. aid relationship with Israel is unlike any other in the world,” said Stephen Zunes during a January 26 CPAP presentation. “In sheer volume, the amount is the most generous foreign aid program ever between any two countries,” added Zunes, associate professor of Politics and chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. He explored the strategic reasoning behind the aid, asserting that it parallels the “needs of American arms exporters” and the role “Israel could play in advancing U.S. strategic interests in the region.”


Iraq: 10 Years After Gulf War
11 January 2001

Ten years after the Gulf War, U.S. policy toward Iraq continues to suffer from an overreliance on military solutions, an abuse of the United Nations and international law, and a disregard for the human suffering resulting from sanctions. Furthermore, Washington’s actions have failed to dislodge Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from power.


The Gulf War: 8 Myths
1 January 2001

The United States-led war against Iraq commenced on January 16, 1991. On this the tenth anniversary of the Gulf War, the myths that justified the war continue to be widely circulated. It is important, particularly in the light of the ongoing conflict between the United States and Iraq and the devastating humanitarian impact of U.S.-led sanctions, to challenge these myths. To fail to do so will make it difficult to change U.S. policy and could even increase the possibility of another cataclysmic war in the future.


Credit the Serbian People, Not NATO
1 October 2000

The people of Yugoslavia did what NATO bombs could not. As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.


East Timor’s Tragedy and Triumph
9 September 2000

Peace Review 2000 East Timor’s Tragedy and Triumph (PDF)


International Symposium on Unemployment and Poverty
9 September 2000


Economic Liberalization, Globalization and World Hunger: New Opportunities and Challenges
5 September 2000

International Symposium
Unemployment and Poverty: Causes and Remedies
5-10 September 2000
Rome

http://stephenzunes.org/articles/IntlSymposiumonunemploymentandPovertySep2000.pdf


Cuba’s New Revolution
9 August 2000

Explores issues of sustainability in Cuba.


Camp David II: Clinton Should Pressure Israel, As Carter Did
1 July 2000

It is highly unlikely that the upcoming summit between the United States, Israel, and Palestine at Camp David will the kind of positive results that came from the 1978 summit between the United States, Israel, and Egypt. At the earlier Camp David gathering, President Jimmy Carter was willing to pressure Israel to withdraw from all Egyptian territory seized in the 1967 war in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 338. President Bill Clinton, in contrast, has not supported total Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands seized in 1967, and he has actually pressured the Palestinians to allow the Israelis to maintain control of large amounts of their land, including Arab East Jerusalem, the historic capital of Palestine.