Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on Middle East, U.S. wars 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 for Palestinian Rights. She works with many anti-war organizations, writing and speaking 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 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 eleven books. Among her latest is Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer, as well as the just-published 7th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. She has also written 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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What to expect from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to the Middle East this week

The question is not whether the U.S. has influence over Israel, but whether there is enough political will in Washington to inspire change, says Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis on U.S. Bombing of Afghan Hospital

The Pentagon has declared the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, a “mistake.” Will an independent investigation be allowed to take place?

MSF Hospital Targeted by Afghan Government Forces in July

“We don’t get to choose–shouldn’t get to choose–who governs the people of Afghanistan,” says Phyllis Bennis

The Real Meaning of ‘Collateral Damage’

U.S. bombs hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, leaving at least 22 dead.

Standing Before Congress, Pope Francis Calls Out the ‘Industry of Death’

In his speech to U.S. lawmakers, the “People’s pope” condemned the arms trade, war profiteering, and even the war on terror itself.

UNDERSTANDING ISIS: SPEAKING SCHEDULE

Join author Phyllis Bennis at a location near you

The Guardian Reveals the West Ignored Russian Offer to Depose Assad in 2012

The U.S. has a moral responsibility to address the Syrian refugee crisis after The Guardian reveals Russia offered to help depose Assad three years ago.

What America Owes the Refugees Pouring Into Europe

Here’s how the U.S. can leverage its wealth, safety, and diplomacy to serve the refugees it helped to create.

As Iran Deal Approaches Approval, What Comes Next Remains Vital

Winning the fight to protect the deal in Congress was a huge victory for diplomacy over war. But there’s still much work to be done.

Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal in Senate

Phyllis Bennis: “Everyone is safer with this deal — because everyone is safer when we use diplomacy instead of war.”

Obama Clinches Iran Deal

Will the monumental deal lay the foundation for creating a nuclear free zone throughout the Middle East?

Seventy National Organizations Implore Congress to Support Iran Agreement

Open Letter Urges Congress to Take Path of Diplomacy, Not War

Is President Obama Using Faulty Logic to Justify ISIS Airstrikes?

On what legal grounds can the White House justify airstrikes against ISIS?

Understanding ISIS and U.S. Foreign Policy Since 9/11

Phyllis Bennis discusses the rise of ISIS and U.S. foreign policy since the September 11, 2001 attacks

Why Does Senator Schumer Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses president Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal and the opposition to that deal.

Supporters of Diplomacy over War Must Speak Up

Lawmakers need to hear from their constituents who support the nuclear deal with Iran.

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons a Major Factor in Mideast Arms Race

Despite the focus on Iran, Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has a nuclear weapons arsenal.

Congress Mulls Iran Nuclear Pact

The U.S. military-industrial complex plays a role as Congress considers rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement despite the potential cost of war.

Victory of Diplomacy Over War in Iran Deal?

The Iran deal is “largely a win for those opposed to militarization,” says Phyllis Bennis

A Victory for Diplomacy Over War

Phyllis Bennis discusses the Iranian nuclear agreement as a beginning, not an end, for relations between the U.S. and Iran

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