Regions / Syria
Phyllis Bennis discusses the rise of ISIS and U.S. foreign policy since the September 11, 2001 attacks
The U.S. military-industrial complex plays a role as Congress considers rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement despite the potential cost of war.
If we continue to think about the Islamic State as a force to be fought on the battlefield, its second year will be worse than its first.
Why the latest increase in military presence by the U.S. in the region is doomed to fail
Even as Obama admits there's no military solution in Iraq, the Pentagon is pouring more U.S. troops and weapons into its floundering war on the Islamic State.
Phyllis Bennis argues that collateral damage from military strikes and corrupt governance are only strengthening the Islamic State
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
Many suggest two options for U.S. handling of ISIS — go to war or do nothing — the same choice offered by George W. Bush in regards to the Iraq War.
"What we're looking at right now is the possibility of changing the U.S.' uncritical support of Israel — for the first time," says Phyllis Bennis on Al Jazeera.