Bob Dreyfuss

Bob Dreyfuss is an independent journalist based in New York City and Cape May, New Jersey. For the past twenty-five years, he’s written extensively on politics and national security for a wide range of publications. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Nation, The American Prospect, Mother Jones, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, and many other magazines and websites.

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"Consider it beyond irony if, this October," writes Dreyfuss, "the latest election 'surprise' were to take us back to the very origins of the term in the form of some kind of armed conflict that could only end terribly for everyone involved." (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Will October Surprise Be Trump-Provoked War With Iran?
Was Donald Trump’s January 3rd drone assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani the first step in turning the simmering Cold War between the United States and Iran into a hot war in the weeks before an American presidential election? Of course, there’s no way to know, but behind by double...
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 But the Trump administration’s zeal in shifting attention from its own bungling of the Covid-19 crisis to China’s alleged culpability in creating a global pandemic only raises tensions precipitously between the planet’s two great powers at a terrible moment. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Wuhan Hoax
There’s a meme that appears now and then on Facebook and other social media: “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.” That’s funny. What’s not is that the Trump administration and its...
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Giuliani’s foreign policy portfolio extends far and wide, though it was in Ukraine—specifically with that country’s many corrupt, Russian-leaning oligarchs—that he rocketed to world attention and helped trigger the president’s impeachment.(Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, March 05, 2020
A Giuliani-Trump Foreign Policy?
Imagine, just for the sake of argument, that the president of the United States was an arrogant, information-challenged, would-be autocrat with a soft spot for authoritarian leaders from China, Russia, and North Korea to Egypt (“ my favorite dictator ”), Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. And then, suppose...
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Monday, March 11, 2019
Is a War With Iran on the Horizon?
Here’s the foreign policy question of questions in 2019: Are President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, all severely weakened at home and with few allies abroad, reckless enough to set off a war with Iran? Could military actions...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Keith Ellison and the Stakes for the Democrats
Keith Ellison, the Minnesota congressman who’s running to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC), won’t fix everything that’s wrong with the Democratic Party. But as the party girds itself for a years-long battle with the Trump administration while simultaneously rebuilding its grassroots...
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Monday, March 14, 2016
It Can’t Happen Here... Can It?
Can it happen here ? That’s the question circulating now that Donald Trump, the nativist, rabble-rousing xenophobe, and billionaire, is threatening to capture the Republican nomination for president of the United States -- and it’s a question that isn’t being asked only on the left. It’s been...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
The US Massacre in Kunduz Exposes the Bankruptcy of Obama's National-Security Policy
The aerial destruction that rained down on a hospital complex run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, a provincial capital in northeast Afghanistan, on October 3 puts an exclamation point on the story of America’s 14 years of warfare in that Central Asian country. At least 22 people were killed,...
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Friday, January 24, 2014
‘The Washington Post’ Calls for a War Ultimatum for Syria
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Kerry’s Hypocrisy on Syria
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Murder in Yemen
Here’s the bottom line on the American drone strike that slaughtered as many as seventeen people in a wedding party in Yemen last week: the CIA, which carried out the attack, had no comment. The State Department didn’t say anything.
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