Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes, a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist and senior analyst, is a professor of Politics and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is the author, along with Jacob Mundy, of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution (Syracuse University Press, 2010)

Obama Ignores Morocco’s Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses

Jan 05, 2014

US policy on Western Sahara constitutes nothing less than a rejection of international law. In November 2013, President Barack Obama met with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in Washington for their first face-to-face meeting. The result was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights and international law.

Don't Blame the Iraq Debacle on the Israel Lobby (Part 1/2)

May 06, 2013

Stephen Zunes argues that the blame for the Iraq war should not be put on the Israel lobby, but the Bush administration and US imperialism. This is the first of a two part series. Given the enormous tragedy of the US invasion of Iraq, the war's tenth anniversary has inevitably...

Abetting the Carnage in Gaza

Nov 29, 2012

Those who supported Obama's re-election have an obligation to challenge his unconscionable support for Israel's attacks against the Gaza Strip, argues Stephen Zunes. The November 21 ceasefire between Israeli and Hamas forces is a huge relief for the civilian population on both sides — the primary victims of the conflict....