Peace and 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.
In the days after 9/11, IPS convened scores of allies to express our grief — and to speak out against the rush to war.
Biden Defends Ending “Forever War” in Afghanistan and Criticizes Using War as Tool for Nation-Building
Phyllis Bennis joins Democracy Now! to discuss the latest news on Afghanistan, including Biden’s speech about ending the war there, and where the U.S. military will turn its attention next.
The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11
“Our $21 trillion investment in militarism has cost far more than dollars. It has cost the lives of civilians and troops lost in war, and the lives ended or torn apart by our brutal and punitive immigration, policing and mass incarceration systems.”
America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.
Biden can’t say he’s putting human rights first and then welcome a prime minister who boasts about war crimes to the White House.
More Afghan-like tragedies will be inevitable until we squeeze the personal profit out of prepping for war.
The U.S. needs to focus on bringing as many Afghans as possible to safety as refugees.
Now our obligation is to those Afghans living with the consequences of our four decades of intervention.
Afghanistan is not the only place at risk of takeover by extremists.