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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The Best Way to Honor Our Vets and Protect Americans? End the Wars

Soldiers, civilians, and the 140 million Americans who are poor or low-income pay the price for our never-ending wars.
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Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

The Gaza massacre is a war crime. And the United States is complicit alongside Israel.
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Is Trump’s Abandonment of the Iran Nuclear Deal a Prelude to War?

His advisers, as well as Israel and Saudi Arabia, will be pushing for one—which is why we have to act now to stop it.
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Phyllis Bennis on KPFA discussing Trump

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 […]
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Phyllis Bennis on Debating John Bolton and Listening to Syrian Voices

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 […]
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Phyllis Bennis' Interview on Syria, Gaza, and John Bolton

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 […]
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American Air Strikes in Syria Do Nothing to Further Justice for the Victims of the Attack on Douma

There is no legal justification for the current US troop presence in Syria, let alone additional air strikes.
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John Bolton's Terrifying First Day in the Trump White House

Trump's threat to escalate military intervention could open a new, dangerous front in the ongoing conflict in Syria.

For Palestinians, Social Movements Are the Only Recourse Left

Following Israel's killing of 18 unarmed "Land Day" protesters, it appears most national governments have effectively abandoned the stateless Palestinians.

What to Expect from Pro-Israel Hardliner John Bolton

As U.S. ambassador to the UN, Trump's new national security adviser went way outside his authority to back Israeli aggression in the Middle East.
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As I Faced John Bolton in a Debate, He Horrified the World

Trump's new advisor has a long history of embracing war with a disdain for diplomacy.
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Trump’s Quiet Meeting with Saudi Arabia and Israel Portends a Dangerous Collision Course with Iran

An under-the radar gathering at the White House exposes troubling new drifts in U.S. foreign policy.

As Corruption Allegations Tail Netanyahu, Conflict Hovers over the Middle East

The White House remains firmly behind the embattled Israeli leader, which could stoke further conflict with Iran and Syria.
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Sheldon Adelson and the Privatization of Foreign Policy

A hard-right Trump donor wants to finance an embassy move that puts the U.S. at odds with international law.
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This Opportunity to End the US-Backed Carnage in Yemen Must Be Seized

This is the first real chance to stop the U.S. killing in at least one of many countries where the Pentagon's murder machines are deployed.
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Why We Need to Remember the Iraq War—As Well as the Global Resistance to It

The Middle East is still suffering from the consequences of the US invasion 15 years ago.
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VIDEO: Trump's Surprising Criticism of Israel Doesn't Change Much

In an unusual move, the president admitted that illegal Israeli settlements were an obstacle to peace.
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VIDEO: Trump's SOTU Was "Campaign-Style" Racism

It was light on foreign policy specifics, but heavy on red meat for Trump's racist supporters.
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At United Nations, Trump's Attack on Palestinians Rebuffed by 128 Nations

The recent vote at the UN reflects the profound global antagonism that the Trump administration has caused and indeed embraced
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America Bears Responsibility for Libya’s Slave Auctions

The emergence of slave auctions in Libya have a basis in catastrophic Western military intervention.

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Topics of Interest

anti-war movements, International Law, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Israel-Palestine, Middle East, military budget, Refugees, sanctuary movement, Saudi Arabia, Syria, terrorism, Torture, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. wars, United Nations, War on Terror, Yemen

In the News

The damages of the Pax Americana

The Virginia Gazette | March 27, 2018

Privatizing US Foreign Policy

International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC), The Real News | February 27, 2018