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, March 14, 2013
Camel's Nose: Let's Outlaw Drone Strikes in the United States
We have to start somewhere.
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Thursday, March 07, 2013
What Rightwingers Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Exposed About the Drone Strikes
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Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Americans for Peace Now: Don't Co-Sponsor AIPAC's Bills for Iran War
Lobbyists from AIPAC are pressing your Senators and Representative to support legislation that if adopted as written would push the United States significantly closer to war with Iran.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Senate Intelligence Committee Oversight of CIA: It Would Be a Good Idea
Different Senate committees are supposed to do oversight of different federal agencies. The Senate Judiciary Committee is supposed to oversee the Department of Justice. The Senate Armed Services committee is supposed to do oversight of the Pentagon. And the Senate Intelligence Committee is supposed to do oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
What Will Happen in Palestine Friday Morning?
Last Friday, Palestinian peace activists created the village of Bab al-Karama on the lands of Beit Iksa village to prevent their confiscation by the Netanyahu government.
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Saturday, January 05, 2013
Save Social Security: Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary
Many American liberals and economic populists are on guard in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal between Congress and the President on taxes and revenue, because what Washington expects to negotiate in the next two months is cuts. With the "sequester" automatic Pentagon cuts postponed rather than canceled, we're still operating in the framework of the Budget Control Act, which mandated $1.2 trillion in reduced projected government debt over ten years. The deal on revenue took care of half of that. The Washington understanding is that the other half will come from cuts.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A Reformist Strategy to Downsize the Drone Strike Policy
This is slightly adapted from a presentation given at a Congressional briefing on drone strike policy on November 16, sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich. I want to talk about what Congress could do about drone strikes in the next 1-2 years. To begin with, some political context, as I see it.
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Friday, October 26, 2012
Five Specific Questions Journalists Should Ask About the Drone Strike Policy
Before Monday night's presidential debate, many of us urged Bob Schieffer to ask a question about drone strikes. And, in fact - credit where credit is due - Bob Schieffer did ask a question about drones .
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The US peace delegation photographed in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 4th, 2012. (Photo: Flickr / 23rdstudios.com) Views
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
US Delegation's Message of Peace Received Warmly in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Many Americans have an image of Pakistan and its people as "teeming with anti-Americanism." Americans see images on TV of angry Pakistani demonstrators burning American flags. Indeed, polls say three of four Pakistanis view the United States as an enemy.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Why I'm Going to Pakistan: Under Scrutiny, the Drone Strike Policy Will Fall
It's Official Dogma in political Washington right now that you can't touch the Pakistan drone strike policy. "Wasting bad guys for free" is too popular, the story says; besides, Democrats have to have some military killing of foreigners that they're for, to give them political cover for the military killing of foreigners that they're against. Most Democrats want to get U.S.
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