Regions / Iraq
Many suggest two options for U.S. handling of ISIS — go to war or do nothing — the same choice offered by George W. Bush in regards to the Iraq War.
The Blackwater case came to a close this week with sentences for four of its former guards. What is the status on measures of accountability for private military contractors today?
"What we're looking at right now is the possibility of changing the U.S.' uncritical support of Israel — for the first time," says Phyllis Bennis on Al Jazeera.
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.