As US politicians debate how to cut the deficit, lobby groups are pushing for a decrease in military spending.
Robert Naiman is Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy. Mr. Naiman edits the Just Foreign Policy daily news summary and writes on US foreign policy a... t Huffington Post. He is president of the board of Truthout. Naiman has worked as a policy analyst and researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. He has masters degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Illinois and has studied and worked in the Middle East.
When it comes to the War in Afghanistan and austerity, Obama should take a leaf out of the new French President’s book.
Even Jews can be barred by Israel from travelling to Bethlehem – for the thought crime of supporting Palestinian rights.
The same person who renamed “french fries” “freedom fries” is now pushing for diplomatic engagement with Iran.
If a bill pushed by Lieberman passes, it could give the US “political authorisation for military force” against Iran.
The paper has made faulty allegations about Iran’s nuclear programme without running proper corrections.
President Obama should announce an offensive ceasefire in Afghanistan during winter holidays, and urge others to join.
Republican candidate Ron Paul, unlike other members of his party, is critical of US support for Israel.
Sanctioning European countries for buying Iranian oil will hurt the United States, too.
More conservatives are shifting their positions on Iraq, Afghanistan, and military spending.