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.
Don’t Just Focus on Trump’s Crimes at Home
Trump’s war on the law extends beyond flouting Congress and packing courts — overseas, it extends to arguable crimes against humanity.
Medicare for All or Endless War? It’s Our Choice.
We could easily fund health care for all by ending military boondoggles and fruitless wars. Here’s how.
It’s Not Just a ‘Coup’: Bolivia’s Democracy Is in Meltdown
The ‘Was it a coup?’ debate distracts from deeper issues plaguing the country — some of Morales’s making.
Did the Fall of the Berlin Wall Produce the Trump Presidency?
Austere “shock therapy” after the Cold War only shocked the East into reaction. In the West, the corporate political center ultimately did the same.
Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Leaders for Western Professors
Phyllis Bennis joins Al Jazeera to discuss Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s agreeing to a prisoner exchange with Taliban leadership.
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.
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.
Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is On The Defensive.
But the climate crisis is the right’s Achilles heel.
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.
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.