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Hillary Clinton, phosphates, and the Western Sahara
20 June 2015

For more than a half-century, a series of United Nations resolutions and rulings by the International Court of Justice have underscored the rights of inhabitants of countries under colonial rule or foreign military occupation. Among these is the right to “freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources,” which “must be based on the principles of equality and of the right of peoples and nations to self-determination.”


The contrasting fates of Tunisia and Libya
8 June 2015

The people of Libya and Tunisia both overthrew long-standing dictatorships in popular uprisings in 2011. Four years later, however, the current political situation in these two neighboring North African states could not be more different. The reason has much to do with how their authoritarian regimes were overthrown…


How the U.S. Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis
20 April 2015

Washington’s support for Yemen’s former dictatorship — and of Saudi efforts to sideline the country’s nonviolent pro-democracy movement — helped create the current crisis.


Obama administration undermines UN disarmament efforts
13 April 2015

Though the United States may have taken the lead in the international diplomatic initiative against Iran’s nuclear program, the Obama administration has also taken the lead in undermining the United Nations’ efforts to promote nuclear arms control and disarmament elsewhere.


Powerful nonviolent resistance to armed conflict in Yemen
11 April 2015

While media coverage of the tragic situation unfolding in Yemen in recent months has focused on armed clashes and other violence, there has also been widespread and ongoing nonviolent civil resistance employed by a number of different actors.


Hardliners on All Sides Undermining Iran’s Nuclear Talks
5 April 2015

Reaching an interim nuclear deal with Iran would have been difficult enough even without hardliners in both Iran and the United States seeking to undermine them.


Netanyahu Still Swaying U.S. Congress
4 March 2015


US support for Saudis belies claims of supporting democracy
20 February 2015


Stephen Zunes: Opposition to Israeli occupation consistent with other human rights struggles
6 February 2015


The Latest Blow to Israeli-Palestinian Peace
13 January 2015

The United States blocked the latest UN resolution to achieve peace between Israel and Palestine for the most disingenuous of reasons.