Here’s how the U.S. can leverage its wealth, safety, and diplomacy to serve the refugees it helped to create.
Donald Trump’s not-so-veiled racism, crude economic populism, and male bravado make him the closest thing the U.S. has to an authentic European-style fascist.
If we continue to think about the Islamic State as a force to be fought on the battlefield, its second year will be worse than its first.
Even as Obama admits there’s no military solution in Iraq, the Pentagon is pouring more U.S. troops and weapons into its floundering war on the Islamic State.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn’t get it.
There’s no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.
Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss why current U.S. military strategy against ISIS isn’t working and what alternative strategies should be used instead.
Before Obama’s State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war.
After less than two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense, what progress did Chuck Hagel make on the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Pentagon budget, and the rise of the Islamic State?
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Obama administration’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and the regional challenges it faces on PBS NewsHour.
An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister “chickensh*t.” Others might have said worse.
Obama has been right — in rhetoric — about one thing: there is no military solution to defeating the Islamic State.
The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here’s what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.