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Khury Petersen-Smith

Khury Petersen-Smith

Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Articles by this author

 

Dangerous US Bombing of Syria Worsens Regional Instability and Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal

Regardless of who is giving orders to US bombers, we know that deploying US troops, drones, and warplanes across the region does not provide safety or security for anyone.

Phyllis Bennis ·


How Wars, Sanctions, and Militarism Made the Coronavirus Crisis Worse

As we take steps to control the virus, these devastating U.S. foreign policies need to be immediately reversed.

Khury Petersen-Smith ·


Ending the Myth That Trump Is Ending the Wars

Trump has sent more new troops to the Middle East than he’s bringing home from Afghanistan.

Khury Petersen-Smith ·


We Need a Strong Anti-War Movement—Yesterday

As we spiral toward a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran, it’s worth reflecting on the failures to rein in U.S. aggression along the way.

Khury Petersen-Smith ·


Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds Is Terrible, But the Answer Is Not Endless War

Like millions of others, the Kurds are victims of disastrous U.S. interventions in the region.

Khury Petersen-Smith ·


Iran’s Not the Aggressor. The U.S. Is.

If a war breaks out, it won’t be because the Trump administration "bumbled" into one.

Khury Petersen-Smith ·


Progressives Should Support Open Borders—With No Apology

Supporting freedom of movement isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s a political winner for the left

Khury Petersen-Smith ·


The US Isn't Just Backing the Yemen War—It's Helping Trap Those Forced to Flee

The United States is helping Oman militarize its border with Yemen, trapping refugees from the U.S.-backed bombing of the country

Khury Petersen-Smith ·

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