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.
[VIDEO] The U.S. Did Far More Damage Than Good in Iraq
October 23, 2011 - In this TV appearance for RT, we discussed President Barack Obama's decision to order U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. By Phyllis Bennis
The Politics Behind the Prisoner Swap
October 19, 2011 - The deal has been discussed since Shalit was captured in 2006, now the time has come for 1028 families to be reunited. By Phyllis Bennis
Ideas, Reaction, and Action in Canada
September 30, 2011 - Efforts to restrict my commentary on the Palestinian statehood bid show that when ideas can still turn into action even - or especially - when someone tries to squelch them. By Phyllis Bennis
Abbas at the United Nations a Game Changer? Maybe.
September 23, 2011 - With the bid for Member State status at the UN, no longer is the failed U.S.-controlled "peace process" the only diplomatic game in town. By Phyllis Bennis