Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS, spoke on Democracy Now! on October 27, 2022 about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the human cost of the war, and what it means to urge diplomacy in this moment.
Phyllis has been urging the need for diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine since the day Russia invaded. In this interview, she explains why pure militarism alone will not solve this crisis, and why diplomacy will be needed to end the brutal war in Ukraine, noting: “There is this sense it is going to be like World War II, where the war ends with a complete surrender, and everybody will be happy. It’s not going to work that way.”