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  1. Obama offers token troop withdrawals in Afghanistan while maintaining "war on terror” mindset

    Phyllis Bennis
    23 June 2011
    Article

    President Obama passed up an opportunity to end the war in Afghanistan and respect the views of the vast majority of the American people.

  2. Understanding the Arab Spring

    Kamil Mahdi, Phyllis Bennis, Ben Hayes, Salwa Ismail, Shaheer George, Mehdi Lalou, Yao Graham
    21 June 2011
    Multi-media

    Middle East scholars join TNI fellows in a unique and fascinating discussion of the context of the democracy uprisings in the Middle East and the way it may shape the region for future generations.

  3. Statewatching Europe

    25 June 2011 - Event
  4. Ten Years after 9/11

    29 June 2011 - Event
  5. The Emerging Geo-Strategic Landscape in Central Asia

    Ross Eventon
    15 June 2011
    Article

    Recent developments in Afghanistan suggest the New Great Game is intensifying in Central Asia.

  6. A Shameless Secretary General versus Freedom Flotilla 2

    Richard Falk
    09 June 2011
    Article

    A year after Israel's violent attack on the first aid flotilla, it has failed to keep its promise to end the blockade of Gaza, where the humanitarian crisis continues to worsen. The second flotilla planned this year will again try to ease conditions, amid the failure of political actors to bring any real change to the situation.

  7. Can Democracy Activists Undo US and IMF Damage?

    Patrick Bond
    02 June 2011
    Article

    Obama's speech on the Middle East and North Africa missed the point of the Arab uprising, and offered little sign of conciliation or support for the Palestinians.

  8. Obama's changes don't match changes of the Arab Spring

    Phyllis Bennis
    02 June 2011
    Article

    There is still a long way to go before the US response to the Arab uprising can be taken seriously by the people of the Middle East and North Africa.

  9. The Crime Decline & California’s Priorities in the 21st Century

    Tom Reifer
    01 June 2011
    Article

    That increasing numbers of California's youth end up in prison may yield some short term perceptions of declining crime rates, but what about the long-term education deficit?

  10. Accepting Fait Accompli

    Achin Vanaik
    25 May 2011
    Article

    India should not use the Mazen-Beilin understandings of October 1995 as a base for foreign policy regarding the Israel - Palestine conflict. Any outline of parameters based on this document endorses brutality, illegality and voraciousness of colonial rule.

  11. Book review - Maoist and Other Armed Conflicts.

    Achin Vanaik
    25 May 2011
    Article

    The authors provide a remarkably comprehensive and lucidly written survey of the armed conflicts currently taking place within India.

  12. Torture: Immoral, illegal, counterproductive, and un-American

    Peter Weiss
    18 May 2011
    Article

    Resorting to lawlessness in 'the war against terror' only serves to undermine the very values that made American society strong in the first place.

  13. Free private Manning: Unmasking the Myth of National Security

    Saul Landau
    12 May 2011
    Article

    Double standards and double speak surround the case of private Manning; the term 'national security' has been used again and again by the government to cover up bureaucratic mistakes and human rights crimes.

  14. Are African lions really roaring? The Latest Fibs From World Financiers

    Patrick Bond
    12 May 2011
    Article

    The recent wave of Afro-optimism boasting of economical and technological growth on the continent fails to stand up under closer scrutiny, veiling the harsh reality faced by Africans today.

  15. India and Pakistan's hope after Osama

    Praful Bidwai
    12 May 2011
    Article

    Bin Laden's demise may mark a turning point in the relationship between India and Pakistan.

  16. Osama is no martyr, but the man prevailed

    Walden Bello
    05 May 2011
    Article

    The US response to 9/11 over the last decade played right into bin Laden's preferred terrain.

  17. Who will reshape the Arab world: its people, or the US

    Tariq Ali
    05 May 2011
    Article

    Phase one of the Arab spring is over. Phase two – the attempt to crush or contain genuine popular movements – has begun.

  18. Justice or Vengeance: lessons from Bin Laden's death

    Phyllis Bennis
    02 May 2011
    Article

    Vengeance may have been wreaked on the infamous Al Qaeda leader, but as long as deadly U.S. wars continue in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and beyond, justice has not been done.

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    Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now! talks about the expanding Western intervention in Libya and it's consequences

    Phyllis Bennis, Amy Goodman, www.democracynow.org
    20 April 2011
    Multi-media

    The continuing expansion of NATO's intervention in Libya has less to do with oil as in Iraq and is more a reactive response to the wider uprising across the Middle East which threatens US / Western hegemony.

  20. Selective vigilantism by the West

    Tariq Ali
    14 April 2011
    Article

    Bombing Tripoli while shoring up other despots in the Arab world shows the UN-backed strikes to oust Gaddafi are purely cynical.

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