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.
It's a New Year, But Old Wars and Occupations Continue
January 11, 2013 - The New Internationalism newsletter on the countdown to the afghan "draw-down," an update on Palestinian struggles , and Phyllis' upcoming road trip. By Phyllis Bennis
Human Rights Watch: Time to Stand with Human Rights Defenders
January 9, 2013 - It is disappointing to see HRW's unwillingness to stand with those who are working to promote and defend human rights. By Phyllis Bennis
Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?
January 8, 2013 - Obama's Pentagon-chief nomination signals that the White House isn't looking to move towards a military attack on Iran any time soon. By Phyllis Bennis
VIDEO: Does Floating Hagel Balloon Show Obama's Posture Towards Iran?
January 4, 2013 - Hagel has been a "realist" towards Iran which infuriates Neo-cons and AIPAC, but will Obama fight for him? By Phyllis Bennis
We're Not Broke
December 5, 2012 - This commonsense guide to avoiding the fiscal swindle would nearly eliminate the budget deficit while making the United States more equitable, green, and secure. By Emily Schwartz Greco