IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on the Middle East, U.S. militarism, and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.

In 2001 she helped found the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights and more recently spent six years on the board of Jewish Voice for Peace, where she now serves as its International Adviser. She works with many anti-war and Palestinian rights organizations, writing and speaking widely across the U.S. and around the world. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East issues and was twice short-listed to become the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Phyllis has written and edited 11 books. Among her latest is the 7th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, published in 2018. She is also the author of Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Challenging Empire.

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If the United States can’t learn to cooperate with China, our future will be one of constant escalation of wars and threats of wars and all that comes with them

Biden’s ‘Concerns’ About Israel Don’t Match Voters’ Concerns about injustice

Despite the Biden administration expressing concern about extremist activities of the Netanyahu cabinet, the Pentagon is focusing on Israel’s military capacity amid the protests.

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Economic sanctions which claim to target authoritarian governments and wealthy profiteers of global conflicts only hurt innocent civilian populations.

On Israel and Palestine, US Electeds Are Out of Touch With Their Own Voters

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On Israel and Palestine, US Electeds Are Out of Touch With Their Own Voters

It’s showing up in public opinion, media coverage, and even political and policy discourse.

Phyllis Bennis on the Poor People’s Campaign and “This Extraordinary Opportunity”

IPS expert Phyllis Bennis explains how she got connected with the Poor People’s Campaign and how IPS’s work fits in.

A Tale of Two Tragedies at Sea

Why should lost billionaires get an international rescue effort while hundreds of refugees are left to die at sea?

Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now Discussing the War in Ukraine and Israel’s Recent Attacks on Gaza

Phyllis Bennis spoke to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! on May 9, 2023 about the United States’ role in Ukraine’s counter-offensive, and Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza

Russian War Crimes in Ukraine 20 Years After US Criminal Invasion of Iraq

How can there be real accountability for war crimes when international law is replaced by an undefined “rules-based order”?

We Shouldn’t Need an Earthquake to Know Sanctions Don’t Work

Sanctions are an instrument of war, not an alternative to it.

We Need to Cut the Military Budget, But Don’t Trust the Far Right to Do It

There’s an urgent need to stop funding wars and human rights abuses abroad and to free up funding for human needs at home. The Freedom Caucus can’t be counted on for either.

20 Years Ago, the World Said No to War

A look back at the history-making mobilization against the Iraq War that turned ordinary people into a “second superpower” — one we badly need today.

It’s Time for a Ceasefire in Ukraine

A ceasefire in Ukraine has been needed since day one—and it’s more urgent now than ever.

Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now on Ukraine

Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS, spoke on Democracy Now! on October 27, 2022 about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the human cost of the war, […]

Phyllis Bennis on Katie Halper Show on Ukraine

Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS, spoke on the Katie Halper Show about the ongoing situation in Ukraine and what it means to urge diplomacy in […]

Further Comment: It’s Time for Diplomacy

The United States doesn’t have much to say about Ukraine, because it claims Russia is unwilling to talk. It’s up to our movements to demand more.

Phyllis Bennis on Rising Up with Sonali on Biden’s Middle East Trip and the Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh

Phyllis Bennis speaks about Biden’s trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia, and his limited discussion of the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh.

Biden in the Middle East

Phyllis Bennis joined Al Jazeera to discuss the significance and implications of Biden’s trip to the Middle East.

What’s Really Going On with the War in Ukraine?

Phyllis Bennis joins a panel to discuss the peace movement, the Ukraine war, Russia, and NATO.

NATO, Ukraine and the New World Disorder: Against Imperialism East and West

Phyllis Bennis joins an international panel to debunk the Western myths about the Ukraine War and provide a much needed analysis of the alarming global drift to war.

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