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.
Obama, Israel, and the 1967 Borders
May 23, 2011 - The director of our New Internationalism project commented on President Obama's Middle East speech urging for a peace process based on the 1967 borders and land swaps. By Phyllis Bennis
Obama's Changes Don't Match Changes of the Arab Spring
May 20, 2011 - The only foundation that will work is that of international law and human rights. Until then, the Arab Spring will not blossom from the long Palestinian and Israeli winter. By Phyllis Bennis
Is Obama with Street Vendors or Elites?
May 19, 2011 - The Real News Network interview: Obama presents neo-liberal reforms for Egypt and support for Israel as a Jewish State By Phyllis Bennis
On the Eve of Obama's Middle East Speech
May 19, 2011 - President Obama has the chance to completely retool U.S. policy in the Middle East in the context of the Arab Spring - but it doesn't look likely that he will. By Phyllis Bennis
UAE: Arming Up With Mercenaries
May 17, 2011 - What possible security risks could have motivated the UAE to hire outside help? Phyllis Bennis comments for Al Jazeera English. By