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.

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Friday, August 08, 2014
"Humanitarian Emergency" Does Not Suspend the Constitution on War Powers
President Obama gave a speech last night purporting to justify today's U.S. military strikes in Iraq. Unfortunately, the President's speech failed to clearly answer key questions related to the issue of Congressional war powers under the U.S. Constitution and the War Powers Resolution; that is, he...
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Saturday, August 02, 2014
Gaza Ceasefire Collapses: What Should We Do Now?
The Gaza ceasefire has collapsed, the New York Times reports . This is terrible news, obviously, and there is no reason to belabor why, for anyone following the news. However, there are three positive, important things to report. Good news #1: it seems likely that the collapse of the ceasefire was...
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President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel hold a joint press availability in the Oval Office July 6, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Views
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Netanyahu's War: What Is It Good For?
The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a new war on Palestinians in Gaza, a war whose purported justifications make George W. Bush's excuses for his illegal invasion of Iraq smell nice by comparison. So far, the United States, Netanyahu's chief enabler, has been unwilling to stop the...
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In East Jerusalem, between Damas Gate and New Gate, Graffiti reads "Free Palestine." (Photo: Djampa / Wikimedia Creative Commons) Views
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presbyterians Divest from the Israeli Occupation: The End of the Beginning?
When there is a just resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict, I will claim that June 20, 2014 marked a turning point. That was the day that the Presbyterian Church, USA voted to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions as a result of these companies' continued involvement...
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President Barack Obama talks with Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outside the Oval Office following a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, June 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Views
Friday, June 20, 2014
The President Has No Mandate to Bomb Iraq or Syria
At this writing, President Obama has neither the legal nor the political mandate to conduct airstrikes in Iraq or Syria. On Thursday night, 182 Members of the House voted yes on Representative Barbara Lee's amendment defunding the use of the 2002 Iraq Authorization for the Use Military Force. Among...
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Elke Wetzig / Wikimedia Creative Commons) Views
Monday, June 16, 2014
Anti-Apartheid Archbishop Calls Presbyterians to Back Divestment from Israeli Occupation
As Presbyterians meeting in Detroit consider divestment from three companies linked to the Israeli occupation of Palestine - Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett Packard - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the leader who more than any other human being alive is associated with the successful use of divestment...
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President Obama with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at the White House earlier this week. (Screenshot) Views
Friday, June 06, 2014
Warmonger Media Storm Against Saving Sgt. Bergdahl Shows Why We Have So Much War
If you want to understand why it's the case that on the one hand, the U.S. public and the majority of Congress turned against the war in Afghanistan a long time ago, and yet on the other hand, it's been so hard to end the war, this week's warmonger media storm against the diplomatic rescue of U.S...
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A Yemeni boy walks past a mural depicting a U.S. drone on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa. (Photo: AFP/Getty) Views
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Pass the Drone Strike Transparency Act
Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, we all believe that government should be transparent and accountable, right? How should we decide where we stand on a controversial government policy? A crucial first step is to try to establish key facts in the public record. CIA chief John Brennan - the...
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Saturday, March 22, 2014
With International Law in the News, Could We Make the U.S. Comply?
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Monday, March 03, 2014
Washington Post "News Article" Slams President Obama for Not Bombing Russia
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