Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses his recent article “Obama Gathering a Flock of Hawks to Oversee U.S. Foreign Policy,” the mixed-bag of appointments from holdover Bush Republicans to recycled Clinton-era staffers, the particularly terrible work history of Richard Holbrooke and the importance of organized political pressure in ensuring that Obama is the agent of change he claims to be.
MP3 here. (39:39)
Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He serves as a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies, an associate editor of Peace Review, and chair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. His website is stephenzunes.org.