Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, working as a writer, activist and analyst on Middle East and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. In 2001 she helped found and remains active with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She works with many anti-war organizations, and writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.
Phyllis has written and edited eleven books. Among them are her new Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer, the 6th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, as well as Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power.
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In an unusual move, the president admitted that illegal Israeli settlements were an obstacle to peace.
It was light on foreign policy specifics, but heavy on red meat for Trump's racist supporters.
The recent vote at the UN reflects the profound global antagonism that the Trump administration has caused and indeed embraced
The emergence of slave auctions in Libya have a basis in catastrophic Western military intervention.
There are no peace talks underway that might be threatened by U.S. recognition of Jerusalem. But the move makes peace in the war-torn region far less likely.
The administration is trying to sideline the Palestinian issue to clear the way for an anti-Iran coalition between Israel and Saudi Arabia
Belafonte's own version of a triple legacy — music, writing, and social justice — is still on the rise.
The Islamic State group lost its capital, but U.S. military action has done more harm than good.
Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war — and torching U.S. credibility.
Peace activists must look beyond our own movement.
Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.
Trump's speech was essentially a strategy for justifying a continuous, permanent war in Afghanistan, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis told The Real News Network.
Slapping sanctions onto three different countries with vastly different foreign policy challenges doesn't work in the real world, Phyllis Bennis tells The Real News.
ISIS may be on its way out, but the Iraqi city has a long hard road ahead.
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
The U.S. admitted to using white phosphorus in civilian areas in Syria, Phyllis Bennis tells The Real News.
Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
In Saudi Arabia, the president ratcheted up his anti-Iran alliance with Arab dictators.
Despite his claims, Trump's diplomatic actions provide little hope for peace and justice for Palestinians.
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