Regions / Syria
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.
Phyllis Bennis, Jill Filipovic, James Traub, and Asra Nomani join The Last Word to discuss what type of strategy is needed to end the terror attacks from the Islamic State.
Lawrence O’Donnell discusses the recent terrorist attacks in Denmark and North Africa with Phyllis Bennis.
President Obama’s requests from Congress to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State. Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC's The Last Word to discuss the authorization and Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress.
The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn't get it.
There's no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the multiplying crises on the ground across the Middle East, including developments inside Palestine, between the U.S. and Israel, and within the U.S. Jewish community.