Regions / Middle East & North Africa

Is War Against ISIS the Answer?

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.

ISIS Unites the World

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.

Hollywood’s ‘Furriner’ Problem

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.

Obama v. Boehner: A Netanyahu Story

Benjamin Netanyahu will lobby Congress from the same podium where President Obama gave the State of the Union at the invite of John Boehner. Phyllis Bennis and Michael Tomasky join MSNBC's The Last Word to discuss why.

State of the Empire in 2015

Before Obama's State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
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