Robert Naiman

Robert Naiman is Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy. 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. You can contact him here.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017
UN Calls for Saudi-Yemen Ceasefire to Stop Cholera and Famine
On June 15, the United Nations Security Council unanimously called for a cease-fire in the conflict between the Saudi-UAE coalition and the Houthi-Saleh forces in Yemen. "The U.N. Security Council urged the warring parties in Yemen on Thursday to immediately agree on a cease-fire and keep all ports...
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Tuesday: A Senate Roll Call on Saudi Arabia's War and Yemen's Famine
With the Senate, it's always hard to know for sure when a vote will be. But the latest reports are that a Senate vote on Trump's Saudi arms deal will happen after 2pm ET Tuesday. This vote is a Senate roll call on U.S. participation in the Saudi-UAE war and blockade on Yemen, which has pushed Yemen...
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Monday, April 03, 2017
Pocan, Amash Invoke War Powers as Trump Mulls Pushing Yemen Into Famine
The White House is scheduled to consider this week a proposal from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to directly engage the U.S. military in Saudi Arabia’s war against the Houthis in Yemen, including a planned United Arab Emirates attack on the port of Hodeida. On Friday, March 31, the U.N. special...
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Friday, October 07, 2016
Sen. Mike Lee: U.S. Can't Bomb Syrian Forces Without Congressional Approval
According to multiple voices in the DC press, the idea of the U.S. bombing Syrian government forces is "back on the table" this week. On Sunday, under the headline, " Four military options for Obama in Syria ," The Hill reported that the administration could be weighing four possible options: "No-...
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Monday, September 26, 2016
9/11 Families Deserve Their Day in Court Against Saudi Arabia
This week the House and Senate are expected to vote on whether to override the President's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act ("JASTA"). JASTA would allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia over allegations Saudi officials were linked to the 9/11 attacks. The bill makes no judgment...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Contesting the U.S.-Saudi Bromance With 1,000 Cuts
On September 8, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Al Franken (D-MN) introduced a bipartisan resolution, SJ Res 39 , to disapprove the $1.15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia notified to Congress on August 8. New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich joined SJ Res 39 as...
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
#StopArmingSaudi: 4 Reasons It's Plausible To Try
A key hurdle to engaging more people in obstructing the Administration's proposed arms deal with Saudi Arabia has been convincing them that it is politically plausible to try to do so. Outside of the Pentagon-industrial complex, few would argue that sending more weapons to Saudi Arabia is an...
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Monday, August 15, 2016
How Blocking the Saudi Arms Deal Could Help Stop Lame Duck TPP
In this strategy memo on why progressive Democrats and Empire-skeptic Republicans should do what they reasonably can to assist efforts to block the recently proposed Saudi arms deal, I will cover four points. 1. What's going on 2. Why this is a winnable fight 3. Why blocking/trying to block the...
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Super Tuesday: Sanders Defeats Debs
Every American on the left knows that when labor leader Eugene Debs ran for President in 1920 as a socialist, he got a million votes. I don't know if Howard Zinn would approve this message, but by this standard, Team Sanders is arguably kicking Debs' butt. Bernie Sanders has more than a million...
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Friday, February 19, 2016
How Secretary of State Clinton Enabled the Coup in Honduras
On June 28, 2009, when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown by a military coup. The United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization of American States condemned the coup, and on July 5, Honduras was suspended from...
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