Regions / Middle East & North Africa

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.

Charlie Hebdo Meets ‘The Interview’

We’re better off having the limits of free speech tested by artists — including obnoxious ones — than having its limits imposed by political rulers.

Do Demonstrations Matter?

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.
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