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.
Talking Points: Why We Shouldn't Attack Syria
September 9, 2013 - An easy-to-use list of reasons that the United States should not take military action in Syria. Ready to print, copy, and hand out at the next antiwar demonstration! By Phyllis Bennis and Jenna Schlags
U.S. 'Does Not' Have Compelling Evidence to Warrant Syria Strike
September 3, 2013 - CCTV's Elaine Reyes interviews Phyllis Bennis on the Syria crisis and about what the United States' next move may be. By Phyllis Bennis
There is No Military Solution to Syria
August 29, 2013 - U.S. policy should emphasize direct diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire with all sides including Syrian President Bashar Assad, but direct military intervention will lead to more bloodshed and Obama fighting on the side of an Al-Qaeda affiliated organization. By Phyllis Bennis
As Strikes on Syria Loom, Is U.S. Ignoring a Diplomatic Track That Could Prevent More Violence?
August 28, 2013 - Amy Goodman interviews Phyllis on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria and looming U.S. military action against the Assad regime. By Phyllis Bennis