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About Bob Burnett

Bob Burnett is a Berkeley writer. He can be reached at

Articles by Bob Burnett

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Iraq: making America safer?

The events of the last week in Washington have exposed the Bush administration's preference for tactical positioning over coherent strategy, says Bob Burnett.

Karl Rove’s last fix

The resignation of George W Bush's chief strategist may be only a temporary farewell, says Bob Burnett.

Washington’s Iraqi anchor

A combination of Republican division and Democratic calculation guarantees no early end to United States involvement in Iraq, says Bob Burnett.

Bush's Iraqi endgame

The United States president's unbending approach to Iraq is rooted in advice from Vietnam-era confidantes who worked for Richard Nixon, says Bob Burnett.

Bush’s failed freedom agenda

The Bush administration's aggressive ideological promotion of a link between unfettered capitalism and democracy is damaging the world and undermining the United States's own interests, argues Bob Burnett.

The road not taken: the Iraq Study Group

The belief in a military solution to the United States's predicament in Iraq underlies the Bush administration's rejection of the Baker-Hamilton commission's report, says Bob Burnett.

America's choice: imperial vs constitutional rule

A new phase of political confrontation in Washington touches the very constitutional foundations of United States government, says Bob Burnett.

A liberal foreign policy for the US: ten maxims

A post-Bush vision of the United States role in the world needs clear principles to guide it, says Bob Burnett.
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