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  1. A bold foreign policy platform for the new wave of left lawmakers

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 August 2018
    Article

    Socialists and other progressives are running for U.S. office on strong domestic programs. Here’s how their foreign policy platform can be just as strong.

  2. America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 January 2017
    Article

     This is what a non-imperial, truly internationalist foreign policy would look like.

  3. Donald Trump

    Breaking with Fear

    Nick Buxton
    01 December 2016
    Article

    Trump's obsession with security is not an anomaly, but a reflection of a growing tide of fear-based politics that has also shaped the climate change debate. In an interview about TNI's book, The Secure and the Dispossessed, Nick Buxton reflects on the 'securitisation' of climate change and the need to advocate a just transition.

  4. Securing whose future? Militarism in an age of climate crisis

    Nick Buxton
    11 May 2016
    Article

    How is the US military seeking to address climate change and what are its implications for environmental and social justice?

  5. Bombing Hospitals All in a Day's Work

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 October 2015
    Article

    The destruction of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, with 22 dead so far, including doctors, other staff and patients, capped a week that also saw the bombing of​ another hospital in Afghanistan, plus the U.S.-backed Saudi Arabian bombing of a wedding party in Yemen set up in tents far out in the desert, away from anything remotely military.

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    What options are there to respond to ISIS?

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 September 2015
    Multi-media

    The brutality of ISIS has led many to argue that only military action can stop them. Phyllis Bennis, fellow of Transnational Institute and a long-term observer and analyst of US foreign policy in the Middle East, argues that US occupation and military action was the principal cause of ISIS rise and therefore cannot be the solution. She outlines alternative options for constraining the advance of ISIS and bringing peace back to the troubled countries of Iraq and Syria. See also Phyllis' primer, Understanding ISIS and the new global war on terror

  7. Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 April 2015
    Article

    Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it.

  8. Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS

    Phyllis Bennis
    10 September 2014
    Article

    Arming the so-called "moderate" opposistion in Syria doesn't mean supporting the good guys. It means sending arms to the Free Syrian Army.

  9. Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

    23 June 2014
    Article

    This is how wars begin.

  10. US drones strategy

    29 October 2013
    Article

    US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

  11. Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

    Phyllis Bennis, David Wildman
    27 August 2013
    Article

    The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.

  12. Egypt's still-unfinished Revolution: Celebration & Danger

    Phyllis Bennis
    04 July 2013
    Article

    Whether or not the day’s events in Egypt constitute a military coup d’etat, the removal from office of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military portends great excitement but even greater dangers.

  13. Way worse than a dumb war: Iraq ten years later

    John Cavanagh, Phyllis Bennis
    19 March 2013
    Article

    The US war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology grounded in the recognition of our enormous debt to the people of Iraq, a debt for which compensation and reparations are only a start.

  14. Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 January 2013
    Article

    Hagel’s nomination engendered bitter, angry opposition from the moment it was floated as a trial balloon. And the fact that Obama went ahead with the nomination is a good indication that on at least some critical foreign policy issues, Obama is not prepared to allow either the pro-Israeli lobbies or the hard-core neoconservatives, in and outside of Washington, to determine whom he could and could not choose as Secretary of Defense.

  15. After Doha: rejecting dystopia by default

    Ben Hayes
    17 December 2012
    Article

    We need to challenge the security industries and military that are thriving on the fear and insecurity created by our governments' inaction on climate change.

  16. Israel is right to back away from war with Iran despite nuclear fears

    Praful Bidwai
    05 December 2012
    Article

    Iran has shown itself amenable to diplomacy, while Israel's security establishment advises against military intervention

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Could there really be a war against Iran?

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 February 2012
    Article

    Although political brinksmanship with Iran is nothing new, escalating tensions do not bode well for the region.

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