Author Event: Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer

Author Event: Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer

A book launch party and signing of IPS fellow Phyllis Benniss latest Middle East primer, focused on ISIS and President Obama’s war, which is supposedly only against the violent extremists of ISIS, but is in fact being waged against whole populations in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and beyond.

Oh, Just Call Them Terrorists

Oh, Just Call Them Terrorists

Sooner or later, if citizens are going to support further wars and impingements on their own civil liberties, they need red meat.

War Voices: Ten Years of War in Afghanistan

War Voices: Ten Years of War in Afghanistan

October 7, 2011 is the tenth anniversary of the Global War on Terror, the longest war in U.S. history. War Voices is a unique forum to reflect on this decade of war by bringing together people directly impacted by U.S. militarism and the U.S. war economy

Justice or Vengeance?

In the midst of the Arab Spring, which directly rejects al-Qaeda-style small-group violence in favor of mass-based, society-wide mobilization and non-violent protest to challenge dictatorship and corruption, does the killing of Osama bin Laden represent ultimate justice, or even an end to the “unfinished business” of 9/11?