Regions / Middle East & North Africa
"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.”
IPS's Phyllis Bennis tells Common Dreams that the kind of bombings these officials are calling for is very dangerous and further antagonizing Russia will do nothing to bring peace to the Syrian people.
It’s tempting to use a harsh epithet like “terrorism” to describe the actions in Orlando, but it may ultimately be counterproductive. "Mass hate crime" may be more accurate.
G4S, where Omar Mateen worked as a security guard, profits from both U.S. border militarization and the Israeli occupation.
IPS's Janet Redman testified at the DNC Platform Committee Hearing for a non-military response to the potentially catastrophic security risk posed by climate change.
And he called them out fearlessly.
Clinton is right: Trump would be a disaster on foreign policy. But her refusal to engage with the alternative offered by Sanders says more about her own war-driven approach than anything else.
IPS's Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network that although Clinton rightfully used her national security speech to condemn the bigotry and danger of Trump's positions, she didn't lay out a much better alternative.
Obama's mixed record on nukes leaves us wondering if we're in any less danger of a nuclear war than we were during the Cold War.
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.