Stephen Zunes

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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).

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The U.S. Role in the Gaza Tragedy

While Hamas is the most immediate culprit behind the violence in Gaza, responsibility also rests with Fatah, Israel – and the United States.

The Rise of Hamas

How Hamas grew from a radical minority to an electoral majority that's now patrolling the streets of the Gaza Strip.

Jerusalem: Endorsing the Right of Conquest

Congress recently endorsed Israel’s annexation of greater East Jerusalem. This will make Israeli-Palestinian peace more difficult to achieve, enflame anti-Americanism in the region and undermine international law.

The Democrats’ Support for Bush’s War

Congress's capitulation to the Bush administration's request for nearly $100 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has led to outrage throughout the country.

U.S. Role in Lebanon Debacle

Long before last summer's conflict, the Bush administration had been pushing Israel to launch a war on Lebanon to cripple Hezbollah.
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