Beltway pundits are far more supportive of Israeli settlements than the American public.
IPS scholars James Early and Netfa Freeman talk about how new diplomatic relations with Cuba give us a chance to see the response from the Cuban people and move forward in the battle to end the embargo.
In the face of silence from Washington, the Clinton-backed coup government in Honduras is mopping up activists for democracy and indigenous rights.
A culture of impunity, misguided U.S. policy that has pursued expediency above principle, and an unwillingness of Honduras’ political elites to reform their institutions of justice and governance are all to blame.
An Open Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the Murder of Honduran Indigenous and Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres
Over 200 Organizations Call on Secretary Kerry to Support Independent Investigation into Murder of Honduran Environmental and Indigenous Rights Activist Berta Caceres.
Lifting of sanctions will be most significant for the Iranian people as Iran reintegrates into the world economy.
French fighter jets joined coalition strikes against ISIS for the third time in two days, but some in Washington want to see troops on the ground.
Syrians are paying the price for the regional and global proxy fights taking place alongside the civil war there.
Despite Washington’s move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an “intifada of knives” is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.
The former secretary of state attacked the NSA whistleblower without bothering to get her facts straight.
The question is not whether the U.S. has influence over Israel, but whether there is enough political will in Washington to inspire change, says Phyllis Bennis
Phyllis Bennis: “Everyone is safer with this deal — because everyone is safer when we use diplomacy instead of war.”
Will the monumental deal lay the foundation for creating a nuclear free zone throughout the Middle East?
The Iran deal is “largely a win for those opposed to militarization,” says Phyllis Bennis
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Iranian nuclear agreement as a beginning, not an end, for relations between the U.S. and Iran