Phyllis Bennis discusses President Obama’s West Point speech, the Afghanistan withdrawal, Syria’s ongoing crisis, and Pope Francis’ historic visit to Israel and Palestine.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the possibility of a renewed Cold War, longstanding tragedies in the Middle East, and the decline of Israeli influence.
Could we be seeing the rising role of diplomacy instead of military force as the basis of U.S. foreign policy?
Afghan militias created by the United States have been accused of committing serious human rights abuses against local populations.
Barack Obama’s SOTU speech emphasizes “nation-building at home.” But that doesn’t mean an end to nation-bombing abroad.