Regions / Iraq
The U.S. has announced it will send 560 more troops to Iraq to fight ISIS, but no preparations have been made to take care of the civilians that will have their city destroyed, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.
When no one goes to jail, Phyllis Bennis tells South African radio, there's no reason for future Tony Blairs to do anything differently.
We need to address the root causes of what is leading ordinary people to turn to ISIS, Phyllis Bennis tells RT America.
As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That's why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.
With a Syrian refugee crisis underway for the last five years, we need to get serious about diplomacy, Bennis tells the Real News Network.
"First, do no harm," Phyllis Bennis tells Campaign For America's Future. If we want to defeat ISIS, we must "Stop the drone attacks. Stop the air strikes.”
Captain Smith is using the question of lack of authorization as the basis for his challenge, but there is a chance that he could also raise issues of illegality in how the war is being carried out, Bennis told RT America.
Here is one artist's attempt to reconstruct what the Iraq War destroyed.
These children's participation in ongoing atrocities represents an utter failure on the part of states and the international community to provide a minimum amount of stability and economic prosperity in precarious regions of the world.
In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations — and perhaps never end.