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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

Interview
Video: Phyllis Bennis discusses chemical weapons Syria
May 1 - The UN should have a broad mandate to investigate any use of chemical weapons on either side.

Interview
Iraq: Sectarian tensions or wider discontent?
April 26 - Phyllis Bennis discusses civil society movements in Iraq challenging the U.S.-backed sectarian government system.

Op-Ed
Challenging Einstein: Kerry's 'New' Diplomacy in the Middle East
April 25 - The United States must oppose the occupation and settlements, and support a Palestinian right to freedom, equality and statehood. Published in Al Jazeera English and AlterNet.

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