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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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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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
If Hillary Is the Only Candidate, Where Does She Stand on Keystone XL?
Apparently, our American version of Iran's Guardian Council has issued a fatwa decreeing that Hillary Clinton shall be the only candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Sanders Helped Kill Military Pension Cut By Threatening the War Budget
On Wednesday, Congress voted to repeal the cut to military pensions for those already in service that was included in the Murray-Ryan budget deal.
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Friday, February 07, 2014
With AIPAC's Power in Doubt, Is Peace With Israel Now Possible?
On Feb. 3 The New York Times ran an article that would have been hard to imagine just a few years ago. Under the headline " Potent Pro-Israel Group Finds Its Momentum Blunted ," the Times' Mark Landler reported that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's top legislative priority, a Senate bill to cripple U.S.
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