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.

Areas of expertise:

Middle East politics and the Arab Spring; U.S.-Iran Relations; Palestine-Israel, Iraq & Afghanistan wars; U.S. Foreign Policy; United Nations Reform

Media experience:

Phyllis Bennis appears frequently on U.S. and international radio and television, including al Jazeera, BBC, Democracy Now!, NPR and more, and regularly contributes to The Nation, AlterNet, Common Dreams, and other progressive US magazines

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