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  1. Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

    23 June 2014
    Article

    This is how wars begin.

  2. The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 April 2012
    Article

    The U.S. is 11 years into its current war in Afghanistan and still losing. We never had a chance to "win" this war of vengeance – and while few in Washington are ready to admit that, they’ve continued to revise and redefine just what "winning" might look like.

  3. September 11th Didn't Change the World. September 12th Did

    Phyllis Bennis
    12 September 2011
    Article

    It wasn’t the events of September 11th that changed the world, but the events of September 12th and beyond, when the Bush administration took the world to war in response; that changed the world, and continues to threaten U.S. and global security, and shred U.S. democracy.

  4. Headlines or Not, the Iraq War is Not Over

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 September 2011
    Article

    It might seem like cause for celebration after reading the New York Times headline, "Iraq War Marks First Month with No U.S. Military Deaths." But the smaller print on the page reminds us why celebrating is not really in order: "Many Iraqis are killed..." 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Iraq: The Invisible War

    Kamil Mahdi
    28 November 2010
    Article

    The US continues to paint a rosy picture of progress in Iraq but the reality is one of poverty, violence, torture and political corruption.

  8. Get all US forces and mercenaries out of Iraq

    Kamil Mahdi
    15 November 2010
    Article
  9. Obama: President of Cant

    Tariq Ali
    28 May 2010
    Article

    Has US foreign policy really changed since the departure of Bush and the arrival of Obama?

  10. Can a Security Council "Coalition of the Unwilling" Defy Washington's Sanctions Crusade?

    Phyllis Bennis
    26 May 2010
    Article

    Renewed U.S. efforts to bring sanctions against Iran are more backlash for being snubbed in favour of a tripartite deal with Turkey and Brazil than they are about nuclear proliferation. A UN Security Council coalition may be able to block U.S. pressure for sanctions that would only punish Iranian civilians.

  11. War Crimes Then and Now

    Phyllis Bennis
    28 April 2010
    Article

    The US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq do not improve the lives of the people living there and the cost is devastating the US economy. The sooner we acknowledge that, the sooner we can begin to make good on our real debt -humanitarian, not military- to the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Israel-U.S. Relations, Obama Visits Afghanistan, and Another Occupation Election

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 April 2010
    Article

    President Obama is using firmer diplomatic language with Netanyahu, but there’s no evidence yet that the administration is ready to use this moment to actually change U.S. policy.

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    Bush Five Steps in a Speech

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 May 2004
    Article

    Bush's new "five-step plan" to "help Iraq achieve democracy and freedom" is not new, does not lay out serious steps to resolve the Iraq crisis, and will not bring about anything resembling democracy or freedom.

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    No Threat from Iraq

    Saul Landau
    29 November 2002
    Article

    US policy towards Iraq is a replay of the deceits that launched and sustained its long conflicts with the Soviet Union and Vietnam.