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 Rise of Diplomacy, Not Military Force, in U.S. Foreign Policy?
December 2, 2013 - Could we be seeing the rising role of diplomacy instead of military force as the basis of U.S. foreign policy? By Phyllis Bennis
What Comes Next: Rights, Not 'Arrangements,' for Palestinians
October 18, 2013 - On the ground, in the real world, of course there is no longer any possibility of a real "two-state" solution. By Phyllis Bennis
Reading Obama's Iran Speech
September 25, 2013 - President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Assembly reflected some of the extraordinary shifts in global politics that have taken shape in the last six or eight weeks. - Article originally appeared on The Nation's blog. By Phyllis Bennis
U.S. Not Bombing Syria: A Victory Against Another U.S. War
September 19, 2013 - President Obama's decision to ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Syria set the stage for a resurgent anti-war movement that cohered quickly - and won an extraordinary, unforeseen victory. By Phyllis Bennis
Joint Statement by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Phyllis Bennis: "Forceful Diplomacy, Not Military Force" in Syria
September 10, 2013 - Today we have the possibility to turn the threat of war around. There is renewed hope that the global community can make that turn now, today. By Phyllis Bennis and Rev. Jesse L Jackson Sr.