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.
Israel Escalates Gaza Attack with an Assassination
November 15, 2012 - The assassination of Hamas leader, Ahmad Jaabari, is primarily about Netanyanu shoring up the right-wing of his base before he faces reelection in January. By Phyllis Bennis
Why Elections Matter, and Why We're Still Arguing About It
October 29, 2012 - Anyone who thinks that choosing a "better" leader for the U.S. empire will somehow bring about "radical transformations" has been watching too many campaign infomercials. Only powerful social movements can do that. By Phyllis Bennis
What Went Unmentioned in the Vice Presidential Debate
October 11, 2012 - Once again the drone war, militarization of U.S. policy in Africa, and Palestine all remain unmentioned. By Phyllis Bennis