Take Syria Seriously–And Stay Out

Take Syria Seriously–And Stay Out

Syria’s civil war has inspired some in Congress and in the media. Stupidity or insanity? Some people don’t learn from past mistakes. Why start another body count in a Middle East conflict with no direct relationship to U.S. security? New York Times...
The Depths of Malaise in Palestine

The Depths of Malaise in Palestine

When talking about peace in Israel-Palestine, it is easy to narrow the conversation to the leaders who are responsible for making it. Over the past few years, there have been numerous profiles in newspapers and profiles in magazines attempting to document the two men...

What’s Next?

With the health-care fight finally behind him, it looks like Obama can now address other key issues. It’s time for social movements to call on him to take action. The Institute for Policy Studies is working on several policies, including carbon markets, a tax on...
Pakistans American Problem

Pakistans American Problem

The United States is struggling with Pakistan. The problem is manifold, encompassing a resurgent al-Qaeda, a Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan with bases in Pakistan, and Islamist militancy in Pakistan’s tribal areas and North-West Frontier Province. But most...

Poll: Fewer Guns, More Talk

Five years ago the Bush administration launched its war on terror without end. About 90% of Americans applauded. The administration has been ramping up the fear to win elections ever since. This strategy is no longer working. Soon the talk shows and editorial pages...