Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn't willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. could turn to aid, arms embargo, and engaging foes.
Not taking military action isn’t the same thing as doing nothing.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
The hottest conflicts raging at the moment defy easy answers.
An IPS analysis, commentary and statement of solidarity exposing how America has invested heavily in foreign as well as domestic militarization while disinvesting in public welfare and security.
Palestine has suffered heavy losses with an estimated 1,900 killed, yet hopes for a long-lasting peace are tenuous at best.
Phyllis Bennis responds to President Obama's announcement that there will be possible airstrikes in Iraq on Democracy Now!
It has become all too common, with crises spiraling out of control in Gaza, Iraq, Ukraine, and elsewhere, to criticize the U.S. president for making his personal style of detachment into a national policy of disengagement.