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: Wrongful U.S. Hostility towards Iran
July 16, 2012 - Bennis, a Institute of Policy Studies fellow, urges citizen activism to correct wrongful U.S. and Israeli hostility toward Iran at a teach-In at All Souls Church on June 28, 2012 By Phyllis Bennis
Is the State Department Going Rogue? Or Did It Just Forget How to Spell?
July 13, 2012 - Regarding Iran, the State Department made odd allusions to facts about the crisis of which nobody else in the administration seems to be aware. By Phyllis Bennis
VIDEO: Is Iran's Show of Force a Real Threat?
July 9, 2012 - As it conducts missile tests, Al-Jazeera's Inside Story asks IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis if Iran will give up its nuclear program in exchange for removal of sanctions. By Phyllis Bennis
Letter to the Ed
LETTER: Which Direction for the Mideast?
June 28, 2012 - Responding to the New York Times' article "The Third Intifada is Inevitable," Phyllis focuses on the potential power of the Boycotts, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement. By Phyllis Bennis
Celebration and Relief in Egypt
June 24, 2012 - Many of the secular activists and organizations who had played such a central role in the Arab Spring uprising came together with the Muslim Brotherhood in a unified front to challenge the military's continuing seizure of power. By Phyllis Bennis, published in The Washington Post