Join IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis and other subject matter experts for a discussion about what course of action would be best for the U.S. regarding the current conflict in Syria.
Humanitarian intervention has proven to be an even more valuable propaganda tool than the “war on terror.”
The Syrian civil war is spreading — but U.S. military action is the last thing the country needs.
Video: Drums Beat for U.S. Military Intervention in Syria, but Israel Finds a Weakened Assad “Convenient”
The humanitarian disaster in Syria is mostly ignored as external powers vie for position to control the outcome of civil war.
The sooner Hawaii recognizes that it would be better off with a drastically reduced dependency on the military, the better.
New poll shows support for Afghanistan war lower than ever, and for good reason.
Iraq knows that Iran — unlike America and other Western forces — is there to stay.
In Address to Congress, President Obama returned to his perceived strong suit to discuss how the United States must operate from a position of strength.
A delegation of politicians, lawyers, activists and students from Okinawa, Japan, will travel to Washington, DC, from January 21 to January 27 to advocate for the closure of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma.
U.S. military bases in Okinawa have been the source of dramatic controversy in Japan and the US for decades. Many in Okinawa have criticized US bases for the dangers they pose, including military accidents, environmental and health damage, and crimes committed by US military personnel–most infamously, the 1995 rape of a 12-year-old girl. Join a delegation of Okinawan students, activists, and politicians to learn more about living with US bases and to engage in a constructive dialogue about US-Okinawan-Japanese relations.
One thing stands out when reflecting on the Iraq War: millions of people were right when they stood up to oppose it at its onset.
While the President honored MLK’s work for civil rights and economic justice, he did not mention King’s equally important work against the Vietnam War and U.S. militarism.
Many of the same people who led the push for regime-change in Baghdad now have their sights set on Tehran.
Facing the challenges of a world at the edge — from Japan to the Greater Middle East, from a shaky global economic system to weather that has become anything but entertainment — the United States looks increasingly incapable of coping.
Closing U.S. military bases overseas is a key part of moving the money to meet human needs at home and abroad.