Issues / War & Peace
Decades of U.S. support for military action by Iraqi governments increase sectarian divide and causes further devastation in the Middle East.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
Many suggest two options for U.S. handling of ISIS — go to war or do nothing — the same choice offered by George W. Bush in regards to the Iraq War.
Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?
The debate over defense spending isn't what it looks like.
The Blackwater case came to a close this week with sentences for four of its former guards. What is the status on measures of accountability for private military contractors today?
Phyllis Bennis says forces aligned in opposition to the Iran Framework Agreement in the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia would rather see war than a deal that brings Iran out of sanctions and back into play as a regional power.
Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it.
Rare are the moments when enormously complex situations lend themselves to unambiguous yes-or-no answers. This is one of them.
"I would assert that the only public event that is appropriate for George W. Bush — and others of his administration — to attend would be in The Hague, standing trial for war crimes," she says.