Peter Certo

Author Bio


Peter Certo is an editor and writer based at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he edits the institute’s Foreign Policy In Focus website and serves as deputy editor of the non-profit editorial syndicate OtherWords. He’s a former associate editor of Right Web, a project that monitors the efforts of foreign policy hawks and neoconservatives to influence U.S. foreign policy, and he helped coordinate the first annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending. His writings for Foreign Policy In Focus have been syndicated in The NationCommon DreamsTruthoutand AlterNet, among many other progressive outlets, as well as in regionally focused publications like The Asia Times and Informed Comment. He is the coauthor of a chapter in the upcoming Verso collection, The Wikileaks Files.

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SOTU: Obama Grades His Foreign Policy

Former law professor Barack Obama went into surprising depth on issues of war and peace during his fifth State of the Union address. Here's how he should grade himself.

Bluster and Blowback in Beirut

Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.

The Suffering Grasses: Remembering the Other Syria

Iara Lee's "The Suffering Grasses" beautifully captures Syrians explaining their struggle in their own words, giving a place of privilege to those nonviolent activists whose voices have long been buried beneath the rubble.
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