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Entries by Robert Naiman from 03/2012

On Iran Strike, Israelis Trust Obama Over Bibi

| Posted 03.01.2012 | World

A new poll suggests that the reason that the majority of Israelis do not support an Israeli military strike on Iran without U.S. approval is that they share the cautions of U.S. officials -- they think that the costs would be high, and the benefits small or nonexistent.

Conyers Urges Obama to Nominate Jeff Sachs to Lead the World Bank

| Posted 03.07.2012 | World

Sachs' public and worldwide campaign to lead the World Bank is unprecedented, but is entirely appropriate to our time.

With Larry Summers' World Bank Bid in Trouble, Mexico Insists on Open Process

| Posted 03.19.2012 | World

President Obama should ask Geithner for a completely new short list, one with three real candidates who all want the job, and all of whom can pass muster with the member countries of the World Bank.

For My Mother: Don't Let Larry Summers Lead the World Bank

| Posted 03.22.2012 | World

I think a basic job requirement of leading a major international development institution is that you have an expansive view of human potential. I think the record shows that Larry Summers does not meet this standard, and therefore he is not qualified to lead the World Bank.

Breaking Glass Ceiling Against Compassionate Expertise, Obama Taps Jim Yong Kim to Lead World Bank

| Posted 03.23.2012 | World

President Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, a physician who has been a leader of efforts to extend access to health care in poor countries, to lead the World Bank. This is a huge, historic victory for justice.

Senator Rand Paul Calls the Question on War with Iran

| Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Before we have a war with Iran, shouldn't the Senate and the House have at least one debate and vote on it? Isn't that what the Constitution demands?

The Pledge of Resistance Could Change the Game Against a War With Iran

| Posted 03.30.2012 | World

Millions of people around the world marched on the eve of the Iraq war. When the war happened anyway, some people said: we marched and the war happened anyway. Therefore, protest doesn't change anything. That was drawing the wrong lesson.