Building a New Movement Against Militarism

Building a New Movement Against Militarism

Donald Trump bombed a Syrian government airbase just a couple of weeks after releasing his budget plan for next year. The budget—with its call for a massive escalation in Pentagon spending, to be paid for with funds stolen from programs that fulfill urgent human...
The War in Syria Cannot Be Won, But Can Be Ended

The War in Syria Cannot Be Won, But Can Be Ended

Join us for a talk with IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis, and event that is free and open to the public and satisfies the Montgomery College multicultural and diversity training requirement. Please share with friends. Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project...
Implications for Syria, ISIS & the Middle East from Trump’s US

Implications for Syria, ISIS & the Middle East from Trump’s US

With the many distracting issues we’ve all had to pay attention to in this alarming post-election period, we are very fortunate that someone steeped in the complexities of the Middle East will be in Albany NY to bring a full update on the region, speaking in the...

Trump’s Executive Order Will Amount to a Ban on Muslims from the U.S.

For immediate release Media Contacts: Phyllis Bennis, pbennis@ips-dc.org, 202 787 5206 Domenica Ghanem, domenica@ips-dc.org, 202 787 5205 Today the White House is expected to issue an executive order calling for drastic changes to U.S. refugee, immigration, and visa...
Syria Needs An Arms Embargo, Not an Economic One

Syria Needs An Arms Embargo, Not an Economic One

“We don’t need an economic embargo in Syria. We need an arms embargo,” Bennis told Kontext. “The place is awash in arms. It’s just not awash in fresh water, electricity, and medicine.” Economic sanctions hurt the poorest people with the least...
Trump’s Pick for UN Ambassador Has Zero Foreign Policy Experience

Trump’s Pick for UN Ambassador Has Zero Foreign Policy Experience

Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley “Has absolutely zero foreign policy experience,” Phyllis Bennis told Real News Network. “No diplomatic experience that we know of.” This makes it very hard to know exactly how...
Ending the Multiple Wars in Syria: The U.S. Role

Ending the Multiple Wars in Syria: The U.S. Role

The Program Committee of the Woman’s National Democratic Club is organizing a new program series, beginning with “The U.S. Role in a Changing World,” and that kicked off with Derek Chollet’s September 29 presentation on President Obama’s foreign policy. The...
 The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.

 The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.

We need a powerful movement demanding an end to the war in Syria. The United States and to some extent the global antiwar movements remain largely paralyzed. There are some campaigns responding to specific congressional and other war moves, with some particularly good...
Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in Iraq and toward the “good war” in Afghanistan. This commitment to extricate the U.S. military from the dismal aftermath of a botched...
Ending the Many Wars in Syria

Ending the Many Wars in Syria

Is the war in Syria a civil war? Is it a proxy war between the US and Russia? Is it also a proxy war between Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey? Can ISIS be reined in? Should Assad go? Or stay? Should the US “do more”? Or is it already doing too much by arming and...
When States Dream, Is Syria Their Nightmare?

When States Dream, Is Syria Their Nightmare?

The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial bombardment, who are trapped without food and medical assistance inside crumbling cities, who experience the retribution of either the Islamic State or the regime...