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Phyllis Bennis
Director
New Internationalism

phyllis@ips-dc.org
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20036


New Internationalism

Phyllis Bennis

Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the advisory board of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. She writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She continues to serve as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.

Phyllis Bennis is the author of eight books:
From Stones to Statehood: The Palestinian Uprising (1990); Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN (2000); Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis (2003) [US Policy and the War on Terrorism, 2nd ed.]; Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power (2006); Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (2009); Ending the Iraq War: A Primer (2009); Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer (2009); Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer (2010).
She is also co-editor of Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader (1991) and Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order (1993).

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Recent Work

Op-Ed
Reading Obama's Iran Speech
September 25 - President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Assembly reflected some of the extraordinary shifts in global politics that have taken shape in the last six or eight weeks. - Article originally appeared on The Nation's blog.

Commentary
U.S. Not Bombing Syria: A Victory Against Another U.S. War
September 19 - President Obama's decision to ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Syria set the stage for a resurgent anti-war movement that cohered quickly - and won an extraordinary, unforeseen victory.

Declaration
Joint Statement by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Phyllis Bennis: "Forceful Diplomacy, Not Military Force" in Syria
September 10 - Today we have the possibility to turn the threat of war around. There is renewed hope that the global community can make that turn now, today.

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