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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 steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. She works closely with the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement. She continues to serve as an 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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Strategic Dialogue: Syria
July 31 - Islam Qasem and Phyllis Bennis square off on the question of military intervention in Syria.
Wars, Occupations, Threats of New Wars Still Hot As Mainstream Churches Launch New Boycott of Israeli Settlement Goods
July 23 - In this edition of the New Internationalism Newsletter, Phyllis focuses on the threats of war with Iran, the sadly escalating conflict in Syria, the Arab Spring's mixed bag of results in Egypt, and why the Presbyterian church is joining the movement to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel.
VIDEO: From Grievance to Action: Mapping Grassroots Movements in Palestine
July 16 - This panel examines the role of grassroots movements as a practical approach to fulfilling the shortcomings of political representation, with special attention to protests, hunger strikes, and other forms of resistance seen today.