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 training rebel groups?
What will be the likely outcome of the current cease fire negotiations?
How can such a complex set of wars be settled by diplomacy? What solutions should the US peace movement support?
Discuss and find out the answers to these questions and more in talks with Phyllis Bennis.
A tour sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action’s Middle East Working Group, hosts Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. She co-founded United for Peace and Justice and the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation and co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine. She is the author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer.