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] Worst Violence in Months Hits Baghdad
December 23, 2011 - A series of blasts in Baghdad which are believed to have killed at least 72 people in an apparently coordinated attack is the topic of this RT interview. By Phyllis Bennis
America Is Not Broke
November 21, 2011 - How to pay for the crisis while making the country more equitable, green, and secure. By Sarah Anderson and John Cavanagh, published in Marc Steiner Show and Democracy Now! and KPFK 90.7 (Pacifica) and Free Speech Radio News and Truthout and KBOO Portland, Oregon and WBAI 99.5 FM-Pacifica and The Salt Lake Tribune and Kansas City InfoZine and Public News Service and The Nation and Democracy for America TV and The Federal Times and Pacific Sun and The Huffington Post
The Arab World's Intifada
November 7, 2011 - The Arab Spring may have started in early 2011, but its origins link directly to the non-violent, society-wide mobilization that transformed Palestine's national struggle beginning in the late 1980s. By Phyllis Bennis
[VIDEO] U.S. Pulls All Funding for UNESCO After Sweeping Vote to Support Palestinian Membership
November 1, 2011 - Democracy Now! interview discussing the world's symbolic rejection of the U.S.-led peace process, and the U.S. response. By Phyllis Bennis