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.
Democracy Now! Debate: Should NATO Exist?
May 23, 2012 - IPS expert Phyllis Bennis argues we need to prioritize fully diplomatic options before resorting to a military hammer such as NATO. By Matias Ramos
Palestinians Hunger Strikers and U.S. Veterans Returning Service Medals Lead Movements for Peace
May 17, 2012 - Bold action by ordinary people works to bring support for peaceful, equal societies. By Phyllis Bennis
We're Fighting in a War We Lost Before the War Began
May 9, 2012 - New poll shows support for Afghanistan war lower than ever, and for good reason. By Phyllis Bennis
Lannan Lecture: Phyllis Bennis on Cultural Freedom
April 18, 2012 - In New Mexico, Bennis told the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series why the bloated military budget represents an atrocious investment for our society. By Matias Ramos
The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel
April 6, 2012 - Before a book-writing break in Texas, Phyllis reflects on the different stages where our various wars are at this moment in this edition of the New Internationalism newsletter. By Phyllis Bennis
[VIDEO] Phyllis Bennis: Syria's Opposition Wants More Arms
March 8, 2012 - The Syrian National Council says its decision to form a military council and unify the opposition will help get weapons from outside sources. The U.S. says all options on the table in Syria, but has not commented on whether to arm the opposition. By Phyllis Bennis