Robert Dreyfuss, reporter for The Nation, discusses the Iraqi resistance, the myth of the surge’s responsibility for the reduction in violence, Iran’s brokering of Sadr’s cease-fire, Maliki’s tightrope act in needing the U.S. to back him now, but leave soon, the problem of Kirkuk and Russia’s role in the changing Mideast dynamic.
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Based in Alexandria, Va., Dreyfuss been writing for Rolling Stone for at least a decade, and currently covers national security for Rolling Stone’s National Affairs section. He’s a contributing editor at The Nation, a contributing writer at Mother Jones, and a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. His articles have also appeared in The Washington Monthly, The New Republic, Newsday, Worth, California Lawyer, The Texas Observer, E, In These Times, The Detroit Metro Times, Public Citizen, Extra!, and, in Japan, in Esquire, Foresight and Nikkei Business. His blog, The Dreyfuss Report, is now at The Nation.