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.
Iraq: Sectarian tensions or wider discontent?
April 26, 2013 - Phyllis Bennis discusses civil society movements in Iraq challenging the U.S.-backed sectarian government system. By Phyllis Bennis
Challenging Einstein: Kerry's 'New' Diplomacy in the Middle East
April 25, 2013 - The United States must oppose the occupation and settlements, and support a Palestinian right to freedom, equality and statehood. By Phyllis Bennis, published in Al Jazeera English and AlterNet
President Obama Goes To Israel...and What Happens, Exactly?
March 29, 2013 - Israel visit elicits beautiful talk, but talk is cheap. By Phyllis Bennis
New Report Shows True Cost of Inequality in Maryland
March 20, 2013 - Report uses Genuine Progress Indicator, finds that a more equitable level of income could generate $65 billion in benefits for Maryland
Cutting the Military Budget, 2013 Anniversaries, Palestinian Prisoners
February 28, 2013 - The New Internationalism newsletter on sequestration and military budget, an uprising in Palestinian, and 2013 anniversaries. By Phyllis Bennis