Regions / Syria
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
This is what a non-imperial, truly internationalist foreign policy would look like.
"What we're seeing now is the reality that this global war on terror is indeed having global ramifications," Phyllis Bennis tells Democracy Now!
As long as major powers are delivering weapons to their allies in the region, diplomacy will be near impossible, Bennis told Kontext.
Trump has a heavy dose of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim sentiment behind him, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.
The multi-layered wars raging across Syria are complex, but there is no military solution, and it's time for the left to rebuild a movement based on that reality.
After a mere eight years in which diplomacy narrowly edged out militarism, the foreign policy elite rallying around Clinton has forgotten the lessons of the George W. Bush era.
Many falsehoods in candidates' responses went unchallenged, Phyllis Bennis told Democracy Now! in her post-debate analysis.
When it comes to their foreign policy proposals, Clinton's is irresponsible and Trump's has no content, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.
Syria is emerging as a metaphor for the fragmentation and chaos that the modern world barely contains.