Donald Trump is Foreign Policy’s Useful Idiot

Donald Trump is Foreign Policy’s Useful Idiot

He wants to cut back on U.S. military commitments overseas. He calls the Iraq War “one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country.” He promises to make deals with America’s adversaries. He’s comfortable with the détente with Cuba. And he really...
IPS Statement on the Release of Jason Rezaian and Other Detainees

IPS Statement on the Release of Jason Rezaian and Other Detainees

Statement from Phyllis Bennis, IPS’s Middle East expert: “The U.S.-Iran prisoner swap was possible because the nuclear deal has made the privileging of diplomacy over threats and war a key component of U.S.-Iran relations. The same is true of last week’s...
The US-Iran Prisoner Swap Proves Diplomacy Works

The US-Iran Prisoner Swap Proves Diplomacy Works

On January 16, Iran released four US citizens from prison in exchange for the release of seven Iranians who were accused or convicted of sanctions violations. This prisoner swap was possible because the nuclear deal has made the privileging of diplomacy over threats...
A Sudden Surge of Statistical Confusion

A Sudden Surge of Statistical Confusion

    If you’re suddenly feeling confused about inequality, you have a good reason. Two of America’s most authoritative dailies — the New York Times and the Washington Post — have just come out with pieces that suggest that America’s rich aren’t really doing...

Creating an Equal Opportunity Page

Letter to the Editor I spotted letters from 14 men and three women on the Sept. 22 Free for All page. It caused me to wonder if women’s letters aren’t being published or whether we’re just not writing many letters to the editor. But then I remembered...
The Great White Mancave

The Great White Mancave

For years, researchers have parsed the nation’s top op-ed sections and deemed them to be too male and too white. With this problem so openly acknowledged, you’d think that there’d be some improvement. Well, you’d be wrong. The media reform...
Is Iran Iraq All Over Again?

Is Iran Iraq All Over Again?

For at least the past two decades, political leaders in the United States and Israel have warned that Iran was on the threshold of building a nuclear weapon. From what we’ve been hearing lately from the media, Iran is once again…on that threshold. Touting...
Tell the People about the People’s Budget

Tell the People about the People’s Budget

If you listen to the pundits and TV commentators, the federal budget problem has a simple solution: cuts, cuts, and more cuts. They cheer politicians for making “tough choices,” which usually entails taking money away from schools, stiffing public workers,...