- May 31, 2012
Inter Press ServiceVisit the publisher's website
"I think the U.S. and its Western allies are desperate to figure out a strategy in Syria, and they don't have one," Phyllis Bennis, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think-tank in Washington, told IPS. "Athough regime change is clearly on their wish list now, it wasn't until pretty recently.
"Syria, despite its anti-imperialist rhetoric, was pretty useful for Israel. (It) kept the Golan Heights quiet. (It kept) the Israeli border relatively peaceful," although it was "a bit troublesome hosting/supporting Hamas and Hezbollah", she added.
- May 22, 2012
Democracy Now!Visit the publisher's website
"When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When you’re a military alliance, every problem looks like it requires a military solution," argues Phyllis Bennis, an author and fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. "NATO is a giant, big hammer. The problem is, Afghanistan is not a nail, Libya is not a nail. These are political problems that need to be dealt with politically. And by empowering ... a military alliance, NATO is really serving to undermine the goal of the United Nations Charter, which speaks of the importance of regional organizations, in political terms, for nonviolent resolution of disputes, not to put such a primacy and privilege on military regional institutions that really reflect the most powerful parts of the world."
- May 14, 2012
The Final CallVisit the publisher's website
President Karzai may in fact be simply "posturing" about troop deployment, Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies told The Final Call.
- March 27, 2012
Final CallVisit the publisher's website
“There’s a lot that we don’t know,” Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies told The Final Call. “We do know that (Sgt. Bales) was suffering from a number of stress related issues, including multiple deployments. He was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury in Iraq. All that’s true, and probably relevant.
- March 2, 2012
Voice of AmericaVisit the publisher's website
Phyllis Bennis, an analyst with the progressive Institute For Policy Studies says any militarization is a bad idea.
“That regime is strongest in the military arena. Weakest in the arena of international legitimacy, human rights, the support of the population. So, as soon as you make it entirely a military battle, you are playing to the strengths of the regime,” said the analyst.
- February 8, 2012
Daily Hampshire GazetteVisit the publisher's website
The NPP's ongoing research into how federal tax dollars are spent remains a powerful tool for activists and ordinary citizens, said Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, who met Speeter in the early 1990s when she was a keynote speaker for his group's annual dinner.
"His legacy is that people across the country working on issues from housing to health care to ending wars can all do our jobs better," Bennis said. "Greg understood far earlier than anyone else the importance of truly understanding the budget."
- February 3, 2012
The Philippine StarVisit the publisher's website
"The sanctions that were imposed on Cuba so any years ago were really designed to impoverish people, (but) the reality is that it never works that way," said Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington.
- January 29, 2012
The Federal Times features report “America Is Not Broke”Visit the publisher's website • See the report
The Institute for Policy Studies puts the savings from overseas base closures as high as $184 billion over 10 years.
- December 23, 2011
CTVVisit the publisher's website
- December 3, 2011
The Real News NetworkVisit the publisher's website
What a year this has been! Some of the Occupy encampments are being shut down, but the ideas, the outrage, and the commitment of the Occupy movement remain. The words “99 percent” have entered our permanent vocabulary, and the national discourse is being transformed. In the Middle East the Arab Spring is in the process of turning a region long controlled by once-unchallengeable U.S.-backed dictators into the centerpiece of today’s global transformations. And here in the U.S., through the work of organizations like the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, we are in the midst of our own huge transformation of public discourse on the Middle East. It’s an amazing time.