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Gordon Robison

Gordon Robison

Gordon Robison teaches political science at the University of Vermont. He has served as Baghdad Bureau Chief for the Fox News Channel, worked as a correspondent and field producer reporting from Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq for CNN.

 Recent Articles

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    Tuesday Sep 30

    Action against Daesh isn’t war

    In the five weeks before mid-term elections, the challenge for Americans will be to ensure that the discussion of real issues does not get side-tracked by silly questions

  • story 2
    Tuesday Sep 16

    A political ‘perfect storm’

    Obama is caught between Republicans pushing for more strikes against Isil and party activists who oppose military action

  • Tuesday Sep 2

    What searching for a strategy on Isil means

    For Obama, Cameron and the other leaders, it is a question of balancing the risk of chaos against the risk of war

  • story 4
    Tuesday Aug 19

    Long shadow of 9/11 over Ferguson

    Many Americans wondered why local cops in a riot-hit suburb had vehicles that looked like small tanks

  • Tuesday Aug 5

    The lessons of Kerry’s Failure

    The image we all associate with ‘Oslo’ is that of Arafat and Rabin shaking hands on the White House lawn

  • story 6
    Tuesday Jul 22

    GOP ought to control its demons

    The question is whether Boehner will succeed in placating the right in Congress and his party with a lawsuit against Obama

  • story 7
    Tuesday Jul 8

    America’s new isolationism?

    Somewhere between the arrogance of the Bush era and the disengagement America’s left and right now seek lies a middle ground that is militarily, diplomatically and politically realistic

  • story 8
    Tuesday Jun 24

    US must stop deceiving itself about the ‘Surge’

    Any attempt to question conventional wisdom about America’s military action in Iraq during 2007-2008 has been challenged by politicians and pundits

  • story 9
    Tuesday Jun 10

    US quest for perfect security is impossible

    Reactions to the Bergdahl deal reveal that since 9/11, America has not learned to handle risk — politically or emotionally

  • story 10
    Tuesday May 27

    All is certainly not lost on Obama’s Mideast policy

    The collective nature of the P5+1 talks lines up well with the US president’s oft-expressed desire to have America lead on security issues, but that has to be done from within a collective framework

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