The Obama administration’s final Pentagon budget calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.
Our foreign policy is aggressive, parochial, and hard-hearted. Unless voters finally demand differently, our next president will be the same.
The Middle East is hardly a cheery place these days. But there’s one silver lining: The Iran deal is paying off big.
Washington is effectively subsidizing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal — the fastest-growing in the world — even as the country drifts closer to China and Russia.
Phyllis Bennis: “Everyone is safer with this deal — because everyone is safer when we use diplomacy instead of war.”
Will the monumental deal lay the foundation for creating a nuclear free zone throughout the Middle East?
Phyllis Bennis discusses the rise of ISIS and U.S. foreign policy since the September 11, 2001 attacks
The Obama administration has concluded deals with Iran and Cuba. Will North Korea round out the trifecta?
Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses president Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal and the opposition to that deal.
Lawmakers need to hear from their constituents who support the nuclear deal with Iran.
Despite the focus on Iran, Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has a nuclear weapons arsenal.
The U.S. military-industrial complex plays a role as Congress considers rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement despite the potential cost of war.
From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.
The Iran deal is “largely a win for those opposed to militarization,” says Phyllis Bennis
The nuclear deal with Iran, like Nixon’s opening to China in 1972, has the potential to be a geopolitical game changer — if it can get through Congress first.