Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, working as a writer, activist and analyst on Middle East and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. In 2001 she helped found and remains active with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She works with many anti-war organizations, and writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.
Phyllis has written and edited eleven books. Among them are her new Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer, the 6th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, as well as Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power.
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Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
The U.S. admitted to using white phosphorus in civilian areas in Syria, Phyllis Bennis tells The Real News.
Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
In Saudi Arabia, the president ratcheted up his anti-Iran alliance with Arab dictators.
Despite his claims, Trump's diplomatic actions provide little hope for peace and justice for Palestinians.
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Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.
As Dr. King noted 50 years ago, you can’t fight militarism unless you also fight racism and materialism.
Further military engagement by the U.S. is not the way to end the horrific carnage in Syria.
The broad-based #No$54BillionforWar Campaign includes city-based resolutions against increased military spending
Civilians in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen won't survive to cheer the removal of ISIS if they're killed by the same bombs, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis told Rising Up with Sonali.
Local city-based movements have helped strengthen the backbone of judges standing up to these horrific policies.
Trump's promise at the latest CPAC conference to unite the GOP as a party for the American worker is in direct conflict with his promise to increase military funding, IPS foreign policy expert Phyllis Bennis told the Real News Network.
Trump's pick for U.S. Ambassador to Israel's definition of "peace" means Palestinians accepting an apartheid state
Trump's statements on the Middle East reflect hardline views one day and more conventional ones the next.
The biggest danger—at least right now—is less a direct U.S. military assault on Iran than an escalation of a proxy war against Yemen.
Trump's rhetoric points to a real possibility for escalation in Yemen, which could be viewed as a proxy attack on Iran, IPS' Phyllis Bennis tells MSNBC.
Already Trump is super-charging U.S. militarism, gutting diplomacy, and punishing the victims of wars Washington started.
This policy bans refugees fleeing wars that we started.
Blatant U.S. approval of illegal Israeli settlements could further empower Israel’s right wing government, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis told Al Jazeera