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 the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and now serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace. 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 eleven books. Among her latest is 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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The Politics Behind the Prisoner Swap

The deal has been discussed since Shalit was captured in 2006, now the time has come for 1028 families to be reunited.

The Prisoner Swap

The prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas reflects the power of occupation and the power of changing circumstances.

Ten Years in Afghanistan

Ten years of war, 1802 U.S. military casualties, half a trillion dollars, and what do we have to show for it?

Ideas, Reaction, and Action in Canada

Efforts to restrict my commentary on the Palestinian statehood bid show that when ideas can still turn into action even – or especially – when someone tries to squelch them.

Abbas at the United Nations a Game Changer? Maybe.

With the bid for Member State status at the UN, no longer is the failed U.S.-controlled “peace process” the only diplomatic game in town.

Bye-Bye “Peace Process” — Palestine Comes to the UN

After 20 years of failed U.S. diplomacy some means of moving the debate out of Washington and into the United Nations remains a vital necessity.

Palestinian Bid for UN Recognition Shifts Crisis to International Stage

Talking to Free Speech Radio News about the implications of the strategic shift in the Palestinians’ bid to join the United Nations as a member-state.

The Legal Flaws of the Palmer Commission Flotilla Report

The latest United Nations report on last year’s lethal flotilla incident ignores crucial facts and makes for a sad day for the global rule of law.

Palestine, Israel, and all the Countries the U.S. is at War with after 9/11

September 11 Remembered, U.S. at War Against the World, and the Ongoing Campaign Against Israeli Occupation.

Protecting Civilians in Libya

Letter to the Editor: The Post was wrong when it described NATO’s authority in Libya, based on U.N. Resolution 1973, as “protecting civilians from government forces.”

The Iraq War Isn’t Over

With too many Iraqi deaths and too many tax dollars, it’s still a “dumb war.”

September 11th Didn’t Change the World – September 12th Did

The words of IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis following the attacks of September 11th still resonate today, as we examine not only the attacks from al-Qaeda, but the decision by the U.S. to attack Afghanistan less than a month later.

Headlines or Not, the Iraq War is Not Over

One month without U.S. military deaths does little to undo the damage of thousands of Iraqu lives lost in this “dumb” war.

[VIDEO] Is NATO Intervention Illegitimate?

NATO intervention goes far beyond UN resolution and sets a dangerous precedent, IPSer argues on this segment on the Real News Network.

MLK: A Call to Conscience

Phyllis Bennis on Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech.

As Tripoli Faces a Potential Regime Change, Outside Interests Vie for Control [VIDEO]

This ‘Democracy Now!’ interview focuses on the roles of Transitional National Council, NATO, the United States and international interests in the Libyan Civil War as the conflict moves to Tripoli.

Gaddafi’s Whereabouts Unknown — But Is It Too Soon to Declare Victory in Libya?

The complications of the Libyan Summer, and the consequences of the militarization of its struggle, leave unanswered the question of whether events so far are ultimately a victory for the Libyan people, or for NATO.

Libya: Too Soon to Declare Victory

The success of Libya’s uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO.

Mubarak Behind Bars: Human Rights and Justice

Human rights standards may not be met in this trial, but the more essential purpose is to prove there’s no going back.

[RADIO] The Scenarios For Troop Withdrawals in Iraq

Breaking down the Iraqi governmen’s decision to negotiate with the US military — regarding the previously scheduled December 31st departure date — in a Free Speech Radio news interview.

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