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.
Wars, Occupations, Threats of New Wars Still Hot As Mainstream Churches Launch New Boycott of Israeli Settlement Goods
July 23, 2012 - In this edition of the New Internationalism Newsletter, Phyllis focuses on the threats of war with Iran, the sadly escalating conflict in Syria, the Arab Spring's mixed bag of results in Egypt, and why the Presbyterian church is joining the movement to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel. By Phyllis Bennis
VIDEO: From Grievance to Action: Mapping Grassroots Movements in Palestine
July 16, 2012 - This panel examines the role of grassroots movements as a practical approach to fulfilling the shortcomings of political representation, with special attention to protests, hunger strikes, and other forms of resistance seen today. By Phyllis Bennis
VIDEO: Wrongful U.S. Hostility towards Iran
July 16, 2012 - Bennis, a Institute of Policy Studies fellow, urges citizen activism to correct wrongful U.S. and Israeli hostility toward Iran at a teach-In at All Souls Church on June 28, 2012 By Phyllis Bennis
Is the State Department Going Rogue? Or Did It Just Forget How to Spell?
July 13, 2012 - Regarding Iran, the State Department made odd allusions to facts about the crisis of which nobody else in the administration seems to be aware. By Phyllis Bennis
VIDEO: Is Iran's Show of Force a Real Threat?
July 9, 2012 - As it conducts missile tests, Al-Jazeera's Inside Story asks IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis if Iran will give up its nuclear program in exchange for removal of sanctions. By Phyllis Bennis