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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Libya Intervention Threatens The Arab Spring

Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of Western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.

The Story Behind the Intervention in Libya

Phyllis Bennis tells GRITtv the story behind the intervention in Libya, who the players are, why this matters, and whether we’re in this one too for the long haul.

No-Fly Zone Enacted as U.S. and Allied Forces Launch Air Strikes on Libya Amid Growing Concerns for Civilian Safety

U.S. and allied forces have launched a second wave of air strikes on Libya to enforce a no-fly zone.

UN Declares War on Libya

UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone to allow all necessary measures against Qaddafi.

Phyllis Bennis on Libya and No-Fly Zones

As violence escalates in Libya, Phyllis Bennis comments on the choices facing the West, the historical record of how No-Fly zones really work, and why this is not all about oil.

Counterspin: Phyllis Bennis on Libya, Graham Rayman on Newburgh Four

This week on CounterSpin: Soldiers loyal to Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi continue their assault on rebels, nearly a month into the democratic uprising there. Media are debating how and when and even whether the US should intervene, but how much of their reasoning has anything to do with what Libyans want? We’ll talk with Phyllis Bennis from the Institute for Policy Studies about Libya.

Don’t “No-Fly” Libya

What would a no-fly zone in Libya mean? A bit of history may provide some perspective.

Consequences of a No-Fly Zone in Libya

The United States is positioning themselves to take some sort of action and the government has said nothing is off the table.

Libya and Beyond

Following successful revolutionary uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, Libya’s dictator tries to hole on to power by using force as the entire Middle East braces for more change.

Statement on Libya

Governments with ties to the Libyan regime should immediately sever all military ties, withholding any military equipment that may be in the pipeline.

Sometimes a Veto Means Victory

Bureaucratic defeat within the United Nations security council might lead to diplomatic victory for those seeking to end Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.

Mubarak’s Defiance

The question now is what happens next.

Egypt on the Brink – And the U.S. on the Wrong Side

The people of Egypt have an enormous task challenging their own government. Our job is to challenge ours.

Phyllis Bennis on the 2011 Egyptian Uprising

Phyllis Bennis speaks about the ongoing protests in Egypt and what the U.S. response should be.

Tunisia’s Spark and Egypt’s Flame: the Middle East is Rising

The Arab world plays dominoes with empire.

What if Jared Loughner Were a Muslim Arab Immigrant?

What if the alleged gunman in Tucson were named Ali Mohammed instead of Jared Lee Loughner?

Egypt: The end of the U.S. imperium in the Middle East?

IPS expert Phyllis Bennis helps parse this rapidly unfolding story and what it may mean for the balance of power in the Middle East.

SOTU: Really, Mr. President?

The Iraq War isn’t wrapping up, the Afghanistan War is failing, and we can’t afford either one. If we are ever going to find 15 million jobs, we need to end the wars and cut military spending.

A Short Response to the Tragedy in Tucson

Phyllis Bennis and Karen Dolan offer a few words about the tragic shooting of nineteen people in Tucson, AZ that left six dead and United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.

What if Jared Loughner Were a Muslim Arab Immigrant?

What if the alleged gunman wasn’t named Jared Loughner but instead was named Ali Mohammed?

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