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.
The Gaza Ceasefire Holds: A Little Bit to Be Thankful For
December 1, 2012 - In this edition of the New Internationalism newsletter, we break down the ceasefire in the Middle East and what it means for the region moving forward. By Phyllis Bennis
Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now!: "Israel More Isolated than Hamas"
November 20, 2012 - Phyllis Bennis discusses the Israeli attack on Gaza. By Matias Ramos
Phyllis Bennis on RT: Israel, violence in Gaza, and ending the Israeli occupation
November 16, 2012 - "Longer term, if we don't understand this in the context of occupation, we're never going to end this cycle," Bennis says. By Phyllis Bennis
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