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, November 15, 2013
WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill
The Senate Intelligence Committee recently took an important step by passing an intelligence authorization which would require for the first time - if it became law - that the Admin
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Thursday, November 07, 2013
Keep America at Peace: Keep the Pentagon Sequester
Folks who think that (at the very least) we should be allowed to experience a few years of peace before launching the next military adventure are on the cusp of a major victory in Washington.
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Ask a Keynesian: With US Borrowing Capped, Won't More Pentagon Spending Destroy Jobs?
I claim that the following is a basic economic fact, which all Keynesian economists should readily acknowledge: in the current federal budget political context, in which federal borrowing is capped under the Budget Control Act, and repealing the BCA’s borrowing cap is not under serious consideration; and in which increased taxes on the super-rich, like a Wall Street speculation tax, are not considered politically viable in Washington, unnecessary Pentagon spending will destroy American jobs.
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Thursday, October 03, 2013
This Week, Let's Help Burlington Kill the $1.5 Trillion F-35 Taxpayer Ripoff
This Week, Let's Help Burlington Kill the $1.5 Trillion F-35 Taxpayer Ripoff by Robert Naiman We have just a week left to help Burlington, Vermont kill the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , the biggest taxpayer ripoff in human history.
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Friday, September 13, 2013
You Can Beat City Hall: How We Stopped the US Bombing of Syria
When a group of people have been struggling for a long time to do something very hard, and they finally win a significant victory, it's good to take some time to reflect. It's good to take time to reflect because it's always good to celebrate victories, and the more rare they are, the more important it is to celebrate them. But it's also good to take time to reflect because we might learn something that will help us win more victories in the future.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
With War Off the Table, It’s Time for Syria Ceasefire, Negotiations, and Talking to Iran
The world has fundamentally changed since August 21. It's time for a fundamental change in U.S. policy towards Syria and Iran.
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Friday, August 30, 2013
162 Representatives, Including 64 Democrats, Call for Debate & Vote Before War With Syria
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Monday, August 26, 2013
President Obama: Don't Strike Syria Without Congressional Approval
On Sunday, Republican Sen. Bob Corker and Rep.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
President Obama, Commute Manning's Sentence to Time Served
On August 21, U.S. citizen Bradley Manning (who on Wednesday announced publicly he would, going forward, prefer to be regarded as a woman and called Chelsea) was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information to the public about the killing of civilians in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; drone strikes in Yemen; torture in Guantanamo, Iraq, and Egypt; the coup in Honduras; corruption in Tunisia, the U.S.
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Monday, August 19, 2013
If We Cut Aid to Egypt's Military, Would We Die?
If you're not following the debate about whether U.S. aid to Egypt's military should be cut—as required by multiple, clear-cut U.S. laws—in the wake of the military coup that overthrew Egypt's democratically elected President and the subsequent predictable massacres by the Egyptian military of people protesting against the coup, you're missing a great opportunity to learn about how U.S.
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