The Election and War and Peace (Video)

16 October 2008
Phyllis Bennis, Selig Harriso and William Hartung
Will the upcoming elections represent a watershed for U.S. engagement with the world, signaling a return to diplomacy and support for multilateralism, or will the militarist unilaterism continue? Phyllis Bennis, Selig Harriso and William Hartung explore these questions and more.

Will the upcoming elections represent a watershed for U.S. engagement with the world, signaling a return to diplomacy and support for multilateralism, or will the militarist unilaterism continue? Phyllis Bennis, Selig Harriso and William Hartung explore these questions and more.

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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