The US elections and the Middle East crisis: a prospect for change? (Audio)

17 November 2008
The election of Barack Obama is a historic victory over racism, but it is not the victory of the left, argues Phyllis Bennis. The US foreign policy will become more cooperative with emphasis on soft power, but the military option will still be on the table.

>Listen to the lecture (mp3 - 58min) (Thanks to Stan van Houcke for recording the lecture)

The election of Barack Obama is a historic victory over racism, but it is not the victory of the left, argues Phyllis Bennis. The US foreign policy will become more cooperative with emphasis on soft power, but the military option will still be on the table.

>Listen to the lecture (mp3 - 58min) (Thanks to Stan van Houcke for recording the lecture)

About the authors

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of both TNI and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC where she directs IPS's New Internationalism Project. Phyllis specialises in U.S. foreign policy issues, particularly involving the Middle East and United Nations. She worked as a journalist at the UN for ten years and currently serves as a special adviser to several top-level UN officials on Middle East issues, as well as playing an active role in the U.S. and global peace and Palestinian rights movements. A frequent contributor to U.S. and global media, Phyllis is also the author of numerous articles and books, particularly on Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, the UN, and U.S.

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