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.
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
Four Things Obama Should Say During his State of the Union Address
January 23, 2014 - IPS experts weigh in on inequality, taxes, global trade deals, and global talks with Syria and Iran. By Sarah Anderson, Phyllis Bennis, Ron Carver, Emily Schwartz Greco
Sharon is Dead, but Sharonism Lives On
January 14, 2014 - There is nothing remotely honorable in the legacy of Ariel Sharon, Israel's perhaps most consistent war criminal. By Phyllis Bennis
Vietnam War Created Middle East Activist
December 10, 2013 - Phyllis Bennis traces her development from an active Zionist youth to a leading U.S. critic of Israel and international anti-war activist on The Real News. By Phyllis Bennis