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On Syria, most thoughtful people are torn
5 October 2013

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Foreign military intervention would prolong the war and increase the carnage still further. But this does not mean that the US in conjunction with others, including Syrian civil society, cannot do anything to help the situation. Reply to Nader Hashemi.


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


US government hypocrisy undercuts demand for Snowden’s extradition
29 August 2013

Dr. Stephen Zunes’ article in the National Catholic Reporter on the extradition of Edward Snowden


Washington and the Egyptian Tragedy
20 August 2013

The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.


Restless Nation: The Real Meaning of Iran’s Elections
12 August 2013

Will the people of Iran get the reforms they asked for in electing the moderate Hassan Rouhani? The answer depends partly on them, and partly on the United States.


Attacks against anti-occupation activism increase
22 July 2013

A growing movement has emerged on college campus calling for divestment from companies that support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories that is part of broader international campaign initiated by Palestinian civil society for boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israel to end its occupation of territories seized in the 1967 war.