Robert Naiman

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.

Articles by this author

Views
Friday, March 13, 2015
Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?
Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders - essentially begging Iranian hardliners to blow up the talks on the Republicans' behalf. Senate historians could find no precedent for the party...
Read more
Views
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Rand Paul: Kicking Palestinians is a Freebie
People who are still sure that Rand Paul offers a meaningful alternative to Hillary as far as excessively zealous support for the Empire is concerned may need to install the latest version of the software. This week, Senator Paul introduced legislation to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinians unless...
Read more
Views
Thursday, January 01, 2015
In 2015, Let’s Not Punish the Palestinians for Joining the ICC
A proposed New Year's Resolution: in 2015, let's not punish the Palestinians for joining the International Criminal Court . No doubt some Members of Congress - presumably, the ones who aren't busy resigning for felony tax evasion or defending themselves for schmoozing with white supremacists - will...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
On Preventing Iran War, All Democrats Are Not Equal
Most Democrats of a certain age will remember the moment in the 1988 Vice-Presidential debate when Dan Quayle, who was running around comparing himself to President Kennedy, got this comeuppance from Senator Lloyd Bentsen: Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
There Is No Republican Mandate for More War
Quite predictably, some pundits in big media are spinning the Republican takeover of the Senate as telling us that America wants President Obama's policies to be more Republican, whatever that might mean. Some of these voices are now going to demand that President Obama should do whatever...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Concerned About ISIS, But Also About Endless War? Back Limits on the Use of Force
In response to the U.S. bombing of Islamic State ["ISIS"] fighters in Iraq and Syria, which Congress has never explicitly approved, Members of Congress long concerned about presidents and Congresses skirting the Constitutional role of Congress in deciding when the U.S. will use military force have...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Let's Treat Assad Fairly - Like Any Other Pro-West Dictator in the Middle East
Glenn Greenwald thinks it's funny that while a year ago, we were told that it was an absolute emergency to bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad and arm insurgents fighting to overthrow him, now we're being told that it's an absolute emergency to bomb Assad's main military opponents. Greenwald...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
If Liberal Zionism Were Dead, What Actions Would That Imply?
On Sunday, the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Antony Lerman, a former director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, with the provocative title, " The End of Liberal Zionism ," which raised the question of whether "Liberal Zionism" - broadly speaking, the ideology that has animated...
Read more
Views
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq
Judging from press reports, when Congress returns from its August recess in early September, the United States military will have been bombing "Islamic State" fighters in Iraq for a month, with a broader set of missions than originally advertised, and with plans to continue bombing for months . The...
Read more
Views
Friday, August 15, 2014
Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where is the Anti-War Left?
The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future. In the case of U.S. policy towards Iran, we created a political movement to...
Read more

Pages