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.
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
February 15, 2003. The Day the World Said No to War.
February 15, 2013 - Our movement changed history. While we did not prevent the Iraq war, the protests proved its clear illegality, demonstrated the isolation of the Bush administration policies, helped prevent war in Iran, and inspired a generation of activists. By Phyllis Bennis
Obama Could Go it Alone, Bring All the Troops Home, and Stop the Killing
February 12, 2013 - Focusing on the executive actions you can take without Congress is a great idea, Mr. President. By Phyllis Bennis
Pathway to Progress in Israel Runs through International Law, Local and Global Action
February 8, 2013 - While Israel moved away from the far right in last month's elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation. By Phyllis Bennis