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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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Amend or Repeal the Espionage Act To Protect Journalists and Whistle-blowers
Isn't it high time to amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that it can't be used to charge whistle-blowers or journalists with "aiding the enemy"?
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Monday, July 08, 2013
Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela
On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that Venezuela would offer political asylum to NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden .
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Saturday, July 06, 2013
Cut Off U.S. Aid to Egypt? It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law
There has been a military coup in Egypt, overthrowing the democratically elected President. By law, the U.S. must cut off aid to Egypt until a democratically elected government has taken office.
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
If They Can Lie About NSA/Snowden, They Can Lie About Syria & Iran
In March, something happened in Congress that all Americans who love the rule of law need to hold in our teeth. Senator Ron Wyden asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?" To which Clapper responded, "No, sir ... Not wittingly."
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Friday, June 07, 2013
In Yemen, Let's Redeem President Obama's War on Terror Reform Speech
Have you ever gotten on a boat or a train when you didn't have exactly the right ticket for that boat or that train at that particular time? True confessions: I have. The situation requires a certain degree of chutzpah - self-confidence in your ability to redeem a promise for more than some people think it is actually worth.
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Friday, April 19, 2013
April 25: A Historic Day to Cut the Bloated Pentagon Budget
When I was an undergraduate in college - thirty years ago - I saw a poster in someone's apartment. It was a photograph of a group of kids scurrying happily about in a school playground. The caption read:
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Cut Social Security & Veterans' Benefits? Cut the Pentagon Instead
The boss organizes the workers, union organizers like to say. Say what you want about President Obama's proposal to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits with the "chained CPI." He did accomplish one thing for liberals that they often have a hard time doing on their own. He united them - in opposition to his proposal.
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Friday, April 05, 2013
#ChainedCPI? For Every Social Security Judas, a Primary Challenge
The moment of truth has arrived. According to press reports, President Obama has openly embraced cutting Social Security and veterans benefits by imposing the "chained CPI" cut on cost of living increases, which is like signing in blood the idea that the federal government's priorities should be owned by the 1% rather than by the 99%.
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Flotilla 3.0: Redeeming Obama's Palestine Speech with Gaza's Ark
There's a half-empty way and a half-full way of looking at President Obama's Jerusalem speech about the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Let the Voices of Drone Strike Victims Be Heard on Capitol Hill
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