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  1. 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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    Change we can believe in for US-Israeli relations?

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 May 2009
    Article
    As Obama prepares to meet Israel's new hard-line PM, much of the world awaits signs of a new course.
  3. What can we expect to see in 2011?

    Marcos Arruda, Mariano Aguirre, Phyllis Bennis, Walden Bello
    13 January 2011
    Article

    Changing global power balances, continuing crises, Iran, Afghanistan. Four TNI fellows share their predictions for 2011.

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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.
  5. 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.

  6. A note about the failed coup in Ecuador

    Atilio Boron
    11 October 2010
    Article

    The coup in Ecuador failed because of an effective social mobilization, an overwhelming international solidarity and the courage demonstrated by President Correa.

  7. Bribing Israel

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 November 2010
    Article

    Unfortunately the Obama administration seems not only to recognize, but to welcome the reality that the U.S. is supporting illegal occupation.

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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.

  9. Syria: the threats, costs, claims and lives

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 May 2013
    Article

    What the civil war in Syria has exposed is that the massive political and social transformation, and real regime change under way is led by people themselves. US military involvement serves only to escalate the destruction.

  10. After Gadhafi, the West eyes the Libyan prize

    Phyllis Bennis
    22 October 2011
    Article

    The Libyan people face major challenges in deepening democracy in a country that is oil rich, deeply divided and dependant on NATO for its victory against Gadhafi.

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    Against a No Fly zone in Libya

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 March 2011
    Article

    The peoples of North Africa and the Middle East are looking for less, not greater militarisation of their countries. It is time for U.S. policy to recognize that reality and reject proposals for a 'no fly' zone.

  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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    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."

  14. Does the European Union deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Ben Hayes
    25 October 2012
    Article

    Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU for maintaining peace is like crediting Alexander Graham Bell for the i-phone. Since its formation in 1993, the EU has increasingly shunned peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights. 

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    A region of dangers

    Mariano Aguirre
    10 January 2008
    Article
    We can expect the traditional US policy of support for Israeli repression to continue also in 2008, with predictable results: more repression generates more deadly radicalism. The similar pattern can be seen also in Pakistan.
  16. After the massacre: The Global Impact of the Gaza Flotilla Crisis

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 June 2010
    Article

    When the histories are written, it is certain that Israel's Flotilla Massacre will be remembered as a key battle in what Richard Falk, the UN's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Territory, calls Israel's "war of legitimacy."

  17. 9/11: Ten years later, who have we become?

    Tom Reifer
    13 September 2011
    Article

    Ten years and two wars later, Americans face the monetary and psychological costs of both militarism and Wall Street materialism, effectively bankrupting the country; not to mention the casualties of war at home, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  18. Peace for Syria will not come from the outside

    Phyllis Bennis, interviewed by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
    04 October 2012
    Article

    There is not a lot that can be done for the Syrian conflict from outside except keep the U.S. out of Syria militarily and provide moral support for the nonviolent, democratic opposition.

  19. The Kashmir Interlocutors’ Panel

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    There's widespread disappointment over India's choice of negotiators for the recent dialogue over Kashmir, which looks more like an effort to pretend - in advance of Obama's visit to the country - that the government is "doing something" about the situation.

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