In New Mexico, Bennis told the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series why the bloated military budget represents an atrocious investment for our society.
The support that successive U.S. administrations has provided to Salafism and its outgrowth, Wahhabism, is as discouraging as it is bewildering.
Concerted action by the international community appears to be the only recourse
It’s a family tradition.
The Syrian National Council says its decision to form a military council and unify the opposition will help get weapons from outside sources. The U.S. says all options on the table in Syria, but has not commented on whether to arm the opposition.
Join The Nation, CODEPINK, Just Foreign Policy, the Institute for Policy Studies and over a hundred other organizations for the 2012 Middle East Summit on March 3rd in Washington DC. With panels on Iran, the Arab uprisings, and Palestine/Israel, this summit will challenge the Israel lobby in their pursuit of war with Iran and promote a just foreign policy in the Middle East.
All this imperial conniving is giving the Republican presidential candidates, except the isolationist Ron Paul, plenty to yammer about.
Poet, writer and IPS Board Chair E. Ethelbert Miller will interview IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis about her life and work. Today, Phyllis is a leading scholar-activist and voice of reason on the Middle East and on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Obama knew that many people who voted for him in 2008 did so based on his commitment to end the war in Iraq, so highlighting that made perfect sense. But he was way wrong in claiming that the war in Iraq has made the United States “more respected around the world.”
When you get a chance to have one less Gaddafi in the world, you should take it.
The deal has been discussed since Shalit was captured in 2006, now the time has come for 1028 families to be reunited.
The proxy struggle between the United States and Iran has spread to Bahrain. But this Cold War ignores the silent understanding the two rivals have forged against a common enemy in Afghanistan.
With Osama bin Laden’s demise, it’s high time that our leaders realize that short-term gains from alliances with tyrannical regimes aren’t worth the long-term problems they foster.
Turkey has been knocking for 50 years on the door of the European Union. When will Europe act in its own self-interest and open up?
Instead of children, imagine if AIPAC members asked the Haggadah questions.