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    President Obama's Afghanistan Escalation Speech: An Assessment

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 December 2009
    Article

    President Obama's speech reflected accountability not to his base, the extraordinary mobilization of people who swept this anti-war and anti-racist candidate into office, but rather to the exigencies of Washington's traditional military, political, and corporate power-brokers who define "national security."

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    Reprise? Obama and Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 November 2009
    Article

    Obama's caving in to the pressures of Pentagon to escalate the war in Afghanistan will inevitably mean weakening his programmes at home and losing the support of the broad progressive coalition that brought him to power.

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    Corruption in Afghanistan - Blame and shame

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    19 November 2009
    Article

    If the international community is serious about dealing with corruption in Afghanistan, they need to revise their own dubious practices.

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    UN Note: The Missing U.S. Ambassador

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 November 2009
    Article

    The US crusade to bury the Goldstone report (holding Israel and Hamas accountable for war crimes) was one of the fiercest of any waged in recent years.

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    Inside Story - The UN mission in Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis, Ahmad Fawsi, Jun Borras
    29 October 2009
    In the media

    The UN has huge role to play in Afghanistan, but when it is trying to do this under the conditions of occupation it is inevitable that it is going to be seen as part of that occupation, not as part of the solution.

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    Why The Goldstone Report Matters

    Richard Falk
    23 September 2009
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    Despite the impeccable credentials of the commission members, and the worldwide reputation of Richard Goldstone as a person of integrity and political balance, Israel refused cooperation from the outset.

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    Taking credit for Sweden’s defeat

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    09 July 2009
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    Moscow and Kiev have found something new to argue about, and who would have thought that it would be an event that happened 300 years ago — the Battle of Poltava.
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    Netanyahu speaks: The Israel-Palestine ball remains in Obama's court

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 June 2009
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    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu used the term 'Palestinian state' to pacify Obama, but his vision of the state amounts to a flag and an anthem, with no concessions from the Israeli side.
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    Netanyahu at the White House: not yet change we can believe in

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 May 2009
    Article
    The reality of power – that the U.S. is still the financial, military, diplomatic and political superpower patron on which Israel depends – was not reflected in the press conference that followed the meeting.
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    Change we can believe in for US-Israeli relations?

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 May 2009
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    As Obama prepares to meet Israel's new hard-line PM, much of the world awaits signs of a new course.
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    Barack Obama and Afghanistan: a closer look

    Mariano Aguirre
    14 April 2009
    Article
    The United States’s shift of strategy towards “AfPak” needs to go further by taking account of regional concerns and local agencies.
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    Parallel worlds

    Hilary Wainwright
    22 January 2009
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    UK Foreign secretary David Miliband has described the ‘war on terror’ as a ‘mistake’. So why doesn’t he apply to same logic to Israel’s war on Gaza?
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    Stop het bloedbad in Gaza

    08 January 2009
    Article

    De gruwelijke taferelen in Gaza blijven voortduren. De bombardementen en beschietingen zijn de tweede week ingegaan en het Israëlische leger is nu ook een grondoffensief begonnen, voert artilleriebeschietingen uit en is en het Palestijnse gebied binnengetrokken met tanks. Het dodental is (aan Palestijnse kant) tot over de 600 gestegen, volgens Palestijnse bronnen.