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.
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
Bye-Bye "Peace Process" -- Palestine Comes to the UN
September 21, 2011 - After 20 years of failed U.S. diplomacy some means of moving the debate out of Washington and into the United Nations remains a vital necessity. By Phyllis Bennis
Palestinian Bid for UN Recognition Shifts Crisis to International Stage
September 19, 2011 - Talking to Free Speech Radio News about the implications of the strategic shift in the Palestinians' bid to join the United Nations as a member-state. By Phyllis Bennis
The Legal Flaws of the Palmer Commission Flotilla Report
September 15, 2011 - The latest United Nations report on last year's lethal flotilla incident ignores crucial facts and makes for a sad day for the global rule of law. By Phyllis Bennis and Richard Falk
Palestine, Israel, and all the Countries the U.S. is at War with after 9/11
September 15, 2011 - September 11 Remembered, U.S. at War Against the World, and the Ongoing Campaign Against Israeli Occupation. By Phyllis Bennis
Letter to the Ed
Protecting Civilians in Libya
September 12, 2011 - Letter to the Editor: The Post was wrong when it described NATO's authority in Libya, based on U.N. Resolution 1973, as "protecting civilians from government forces." By Phyllis Bennis