The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here’s what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.
Five steps the U.S. can take in Iraq without going back to war.
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.
President Obama supports raising the tipped minimum wage and emphasizes that this move would help women, who make up the majority of tipped workers.
Obama’s declaration that “America must move off a permanent war footing” wasn’t the Wow! moment it should have been during his State of the Union address.
President Obama’s remarks this week on inequality and economic mobility are on the right track but need to be followed by action, said experts Sam Pizzigati, editor of Inequality.org and IPS Associate Fellow, and Chuck Collins, director of the Inequality and the Common Good project at IPS.
President Obama’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly reflected some of the extraordinary shifts in global politics that have taken shape in the last six or eight weeks. – Article originally appeared on The Nation’s blog.
President Obama’s decision to ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Syria set the stage for a resurgent anti-war movement that cohered quickly – and won an extraordinary, unforeseen victory.
Coal is a bad investment – for the poorest, for those consuming the power, for the World Bank, and more broadly, for all of us.
Joint Statement by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Phyllis Bennis: “Forceful Diplomacy, Not Military Force” in Syria
Today we have the possibility to turn the threat of war around. There is renewed hope that the global community can make that turn now, today.
The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever.
The pace of events exploding across the Middle East continues to quicken – and while it appears the Obama administration has no clear strategy for some of it, the fall-back position of the U.S. continues to make those developments even more dangerous.
President Obama moves in the right direction on carbon emissions and Keystone XL pipeline, but disappoints on the promotion of fracking, says Daphne Wysham.
Africa Policy Leaders Demand a New Direction in President Obama’s Policy toward the African Continent
As President Obama plans trip to Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa, a press conference at the National Press Club will give voice to those calling for change in his Africa policy.
To President Obama, drones are the answer to his foreign-policy prayers.