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Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as coordinator of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. Recognized as one the country’s leading scholars of U.S. Middle East policy and of strategic nonviolent action, Professor Zunes serves as a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies, an associate editor of Peace Review, a contributing editor of Tikkun, and co-chair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

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Harry Reid's Disastrous Foreign Policy Record Should Not Be Forgotten

With Reid leading Senate Democrats, George W. Bush was emboldened in his reckless and dangerous foreign policy agenda regarding Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and elsewhere.

Stephen Zunes ·


The US Military Does Not Truly Care About Civilian Casualties

Facing little opposition from either Republicans or Democrats, the U.S. military is almost never held accountable for killing civilians during airstrikes.

Stephen Zunes ·


Many Americans Refused to Consider Why 9/11 Happened. The Costs Were Enormous.

Middle East experts who opposed America's post-9/11 wars were ridiculed as anti-American extremists. In reality, it was the pro-war right that was making us less safe.

Stephen Zunes ·


Accusations of 'Human Shields' Have Become an Excuse for War Crimes

There is a growing realization that U.S. support for Israel is hampering U.S. diplomacy.

Stephen Zunes ·


A Dangerous Move to Crack Down on Protests Against Israel

Pompeo’s decision to brand the BDS movement as anti-Semitic has bipartisan support. Will Biden let it stand?

Stephen Zunes ·


Is the U.S. Prepared to Resist a Coup?

If Trump refuses to step down, we must be ready to not cooperate.

Stephen Zunes ·


Sudan's Democratic Revolution is Being Undermined by the United States

Economic recovery from decades of autocratic misrule is critical for Sudan. The U.S. is maintaining sanctions, effectively punishing the country for the sins of the dictatorship the Sudanese people overthrew.

Stephen Zunes ·


Today’s US-Iran Crisis Is Rooted in the Decision to Invade Iraq

It fits a longstanding pattern in U.S. foreign policy of engaging in illegal and unnecessary foreign military interventions that create a series of crises that are then utilized to justify further foreign military intervention. 

Stephen Zunes ·

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