As long as major powers are delivering weapons to their allies in the region, diplomacy will be near impossible, Bennis told Kontext.
The U.S. has announced it will send 560 more troops to Iraq to fight ISIS, but no preparations have been made to take care of the civilians that will have their city destroyed, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.
As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That’s why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.
With a Syrian refugee crisis underway for the last five years, we need to get serious about diplomacy, Bennis tells the Real News Network.
Phyllis Bennis argues that collateral damage from military strikes and corrupt governance are only strengthening the Islamic State
The U.S. gets one right? The administration opposes lifting the arms embargo on China.