Phyllis Bennis joins Fire Drill Fridays to draw attention to the intricate connection between war, militarism, and the climate emergency.Read more
Peace & Foreign Policy
To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. IPS believes that a just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy over military intervention.
Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine
When it comes to Ukraine, Trump has been manipulated as deftly as a mindless marionette. It’s going to cost him.Read more
War and the Military: A Teach-In
Phyllis Bennis joins Fire Drill Fridays for to discuss the interconnectedness of war, the military, and climate change.Read more
Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is On The Defensive.
But the climate crisis is the right’s Achilles heel.Read more
Cutting Military Spending and the ‘How Will You Pay For It’ Mythos
Cutting military spending would allow policymakers to prioritize programs like Medicare for all that improve the lives of average Americans. Here’s how we get there.Read more
Trump Has Stolen the Anti-War Mantle. Here’s How to Get It Back.
His claims about wanting to “end endless US wars” are lies—but they’re effective, because the massive anti-war movement that we need is missing in action.Read more
The Islamic State and Donald Trump’s Delusion
Despite al-Baghdadi’s death, Trump is creating the conditions groups like ISIS thrive in.Read more
US Abandons Kurds Again
Trump’s decision to withdraw troops has resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilians being displaced by clashes between the Turkish military and Kurds.Read more
The Art of the Back-Pedal
From the US to the UK to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.Read more
Abusive North American Companies Pay Off Latin American Police to Harass Critics
In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me.Read more