Regions / Syria
Already Trump is super-charging U.S. militarism, gutting diplomacy, and punishing the victims of wars Washington started.
This policy bans refugees fleeing wars that we started.
The U.S. dropped over 26,000 bombs last year, Phyllis Bennis told Radio Sputnik. And none of them made us safer.
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.