Phyllis Bennis' free newsletter (delivered 1-2x a month).

" />
EVERY TWO WEEKS
   Please leave this field empty
Institute for Policy Studies
RSS Feeds
  • 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 Call

    Visit 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 Call

    Visit 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 America

    Visit 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 Gazette

    Visit 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 Star

    Visit 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 websiteSee 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

    CTV

    Visit the publisher's website
  • December 3, 2011

    The Real News Network

    Visit 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.

  • December 1, 2011

    Democracy for America TV features report “America Is Not Broke”

    Visit the publisher's websiteSee the report

    A Democracy for America panel discussion of the Institute for Policy Studies report "America is Not Broke -- How to Pay for the Crisis While Making the Country More Equitable, Green, and Secure" (www.ips-dc.org) detailing 24 policy suggestions to secure $824 billion of deficit reduction every year.

Page Previous2345678910 Next