Regions / Syria
We need to address the root causes of what is leading ordinary people to turn to ISIS, Phyllis Bennis tells RT America.
With a Syrian refugee crisis underway for the last five years, we need to get serious about diplomacy, Bennis tells the Real News Network.
"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.
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.
We need an independent investigation of the brutal U.S. attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 42 people.
For too long Moscow and Washington have tried to out-muscle each other by escalating the Syrian war. Now, for once, they've got a chance to escalate their efforts to end it.
In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations — and perhaps never end.
Former CIA counterterrorism officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou told Sputnik that the Syrian ceasefire offers the first substantive step towards a lasting peace and the possibility for a new era of US-Russian cooperation.
A foreign policy framework based on 'No wars for the billionaire class'