What's Next in Afghanistan?
When Barack Obama ordered the surge of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan in 2009, he stipulated that a withdrawal would begin in July 2011 and continue until completion by 2014. What remains to be determined is how many troops will come home and what the pace of future withdrawal will be.
IPS's Phyllis Bennis debated Retired Army Lt. Col. John Nagl, president of the Center for a New American Security and Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress on the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan.
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations at a Dead End
April 9, 2014 - "The notion that things are getting better just because Israel and Palestine are talking," says Phyllis Bennis, "simply isn't the case." By Phyllis Bennis
Do the Afghan Presidential Elections Signify Progress?
April 9, 2014 - Phyllis Bennis discusses Afghanistan's presidential election and how it is being shaped by corruption and the U.S.' military presence on The Real News. By Phyllis Bennis
Talking Points: Tensions Rising, Wars Escalating, Occupations Expanding
April 4, 2014 - Phyllis Bennis discusses the possibility of a renewed Cold War, longstanding tragedies in the Middle East, and the decline of Israeli influence. By Phyllis Bennis
AIPAC is Losing Influence Over U.S. Foreign Policy
March 7, 2014 - The failure of the pro-Israel lobby to force Congress to vote for intervention into Syria or for additional sanctions on Iran represents a significant decline in its influence. By Phyllis Bennis
Talking Points: State of the Union, of War, of the Middle East
February 10, 2014 - Phyllis Bennis weighs in on the State of the Union address, AIPAC's campaign against the Iran talks, and John Kerry's 'new framework' for Israel-Palestine. By Phyllis Bennis
Digging in on Drones and other Flawed Foreign Policy Strategies
January 29, 2014 - Obama's declaration that "America must move off a permanent war footing" wasn't the Wow! moment it should have been during his State of the Union address. By Phyllis Bennis