Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war.
In a move opposed by the United States and Israel, Palestinian leaders have submitted a request to join the International Criminal Court and sign over a dozen other international treaties.
The United Nations Security Council has again undermined efforts to end the Israeli occupation.
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.
The vote could represent an international shift where Washington is no longer the center of negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine.
After less than two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense, what progress did Chuck Hagel make on the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Pentagon budget, and the rise of the Islamic State?
Phyllis Bennis delves into the context of the U.S.-ISIS Crisis, addressing what is ISIS and why are they considered such a threat, why the Obama administration going back to war in Iraq and Syria, and whether this U.S. war helping the Syrian regime.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and the regional challenges it faces on PBS NewsHour.