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  1. Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

    23 June 2014
    Article

    This is how wars begin.

  2. US backing crucial to Gaza attacks

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 November 2012
    Multi-media

    Israel's attack on Gaza could not have happened without the strong support of US administration, but the political changes in the Middle East have left Israel and the US more isolated than ever.

  3. 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..." 

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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.

  5. Sharon is dead, but Sharonism lives on

    Phyllis Bennis
    13 January 2014
    Article

    The Butcher of Beirut, as he was long known, is no more. After eight years in a coma, during which the militaristic hard-right leader was re-branded a peacenik, Israeli General Ariel Sharon was finally pronounced dead.

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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.

  7. Ending the US War in Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 February 2010

    The recent civilian casualties demonstrate, for any who doubted it,  that this is a war against a vast population of Afghanistan, and the only way to stop killing civilians is to stop the killing. That means to stop all offensive actions and withdraw the troops.

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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.
  9. Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war

    Oscar Reyes
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Instead of focusing on the motives of the US and NATO, the opposition to the Libyan bombings needs to focus on the likely outcomes. Afghanistan and Iraq taught us there is still no way to bomb a country into democracy.

  10. 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?

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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."

  12. 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.

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    The Lebanese government is on the right of the World Bank

    Beatriz Martínez, Francesco Volpicella
    01 July 2008
    Article
    An interview with the President of the Lebanese General Workers Union (CGTL) on the May 2008 crisis in Lebanon.
  14. Israel's settlement freeze is over: So what?

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 September 2010
    Article

    If Netanyahu believed Israel really could lose its military aid, his calculations on settlements would be significantly different.

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    Afghanistan: this war won't work

    Phyllis Bennis
    26 January 2010
    Article

    Obama's announced troops escalation will not bring security to Afghans, it won't turn Afghanistan into a democracy, and it won't make the US safer.

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    Netanyahu speaks: The Israel-Palestine ball remains in Obama's court

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 June 2009
    Article
    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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    Ending the US War in Afghanistan

    • Phyllis Bennis, David Wildman
    03 November 2009
    Book

    In this compact, concise, jargon-free primer, the authors examine the U.S. war in Afghanistan and why it must be brought to an end.

  18. Romney backs Israel in the battle of the Iran red lines

    Phyllis Bennis
    02 August 2012
    Article

    Beyond the insulting gaffes and racist comments, Romney's statement on Iran suggests a seriously 'extremist war-mongering' agenda that could have devastating consequences.

  19. 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.

  20. 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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