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.
National Catholic Reporter Interviews Phyllis Bennis
August 27, 2012 - IPS New Internationalism Director says: "Peace for Syria will not come from the outside." By Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the World of Wars, Uprisings, and the Media
August 15, 2012 - In this edition of the New Internationalism newsletter, we look at good and bad news from the world of wars and rumors of wars, uprisings and suppression of uprisings, media coverage and media collaboration. By Phyllis Bennis
Romney Backs Israel in the Battle of the Iran Red Lines
August 2, 2012 - Romney's foot-in-mouth disease shows no signs of healing, but there's danger as well as his foreign policy trip shows he is okay with a war-mongering agenda. By Phyllis Bennis
Wars, Occupations, Threats of New Wars Still Hot As Mainstream Churches Launch New Boycott of Israeli Settlement Goods
July 23, 2012 - In this edition of the New Internationalism Newsletter, Phyllis focuses on the threats of war with Iran, the sadly escalating conflict in Syria, the Arab Spring's mixed bag of results in Egypt, and why the Presbyterian church is joining the movement to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel. By Phyllis Bennis
VIDEO: From Grievance to Action: Mapping Grassroots Movements in Palestine
July 16, 2012 - This panel examines the role of grassroots movements as a practical approach to fulfilling the shortcomings of political representation, with special attention to protests, hunger strikes, and other forms of resistance seen today. By Phyllis Bennis