Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), researching U.S. empire, borders and migration.
U.S. Militarism Is a Cause of Tension in Eastern Europe, Not a Solution
The United States backing Ukraine raises tension with Russia and is another move to feed into the military-industrial complex.
There Is No "Border Crisis"
Discussing the border in nativist terms obscures the real crises that propel migrants to seek asylum in the United States.
Open the Borders. Open the Prison Gates. Don’t Sacrifice a Single Person to This Virus.
Closed borders and ICE raids mean crowded detention centers and camps, which is always inhumane. In a pandemic, it’s a global public health threat.
We Need a Strong Anti-War Movement—Yesterday
As we spiral toward a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran, it’s worth reflecting on the failures to rein in U.S. aggression along the way.
Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds Is Terrible, But the Answer Is Not Endless War
Like millions of others, the Kurds are victims of disastrous U.S. interventions in the region.
Open Borders, Without Apology
Supporting freedom of movement isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s a political winner for the left.