Regions / Iraq
President Obama’s requests from Congress to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State. Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC's The Last Word to discuss the authorization and Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress.
The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn't get it.
There's no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.
Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC's The Last Word to discuss why current U.S. military strategy against ISIS isn't working and what alternative strategies should be used instead.
In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and "furriners" are the targets: an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they're practically subhuman.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the multiplying crises on the ground across the Middle East, including developments inside Palestine, between the U.S. and Israel, and within the U.S. Jewish community.
Before Obama's State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
We’re better off having the limits of free speech tested by artists — including obnoxious ones — than having its limits imposed by political rulers.
Phyllis Bennis and filmmaker Amir Amirani discuss the largest mobilization of people in human history — the 2003 protest against the invasion of Iraq — and its relevance to today.
Following the attacks on a synagogue in Jerusalem by two Palestinian youths, Phyllis Bennis discusses the significant role of Israeli and U.S. policies in the escalating conflict.