Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.  Her most recent book is Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror. Other books include Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer, Understanding the U.S.-Iran Crisis: A Primer, Ending the Iraq War: A Primer, and Ending the Us War in Afghanistan: A Primer. If you want to receive her talking points and articles on a regular basis, click here and choose "New Internationalism." You can find her on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/PhyllisBennis

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:30am
The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.
W e need a powerful movement demanding an end to the war in Syria. The United States and to some extent the global antiwar movements remain largely paralyzed. There are some campaigns responding to specific congressional and other war moves, with some particularly good work against US support for...
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Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Team Refugee and the Normalization of Mass Displacement
It was after midnight when the small refugee Olympic team strode into the stadium in Rio, the very last before host country Brazil’s huge contingent danced in to the samba-driven opening ceremonies. Ten amazing athletes, originally from four separate countries but sharing their status as unable to...
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
From Paris to Istanbul, More ‘War on Terror’ Means More Terrorist Attacks
At least 41 people were killed in the recent bombing of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. The day before, suicide bombers killed five people in Qaa, a small village in Lebanon. And while the Saudi-led and U.S.-backed war in Yemen continues to rage , an ISIS affiliate claimed responsibility for attacks in...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:00am
A Welcome Democratic Stand on Guns, But Are These the Bills We're Looking For?
It was almost midnight when I found myself glued to the live video of scores of Democratic congressmembers then about twelve hours into their historic sit-in. They were occupying the House chamber, jerry-rigging a social media-based broadcast when the Republican leadership shut-down the C-Span...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:15am
Before Orlando, Omar Mateen Worked for Human Rights Abusers
How do we even talk about the horrific killings in Orlando, which left at least 50 LGBTQ revelers dead and more than 50 more injured in the middle of pride month? First we mourn. Then we rage. Then we hug our loved ones, especially our LGBTQ friends, comrades, and family members. Then we look again...
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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism
With all the discussion and debate these days about intersectionality and the need for progressives to link our movements against racism and against war, the name of Muhammad Ali belongs right up in our pantheon with Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Howard Zinn, and so...
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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
Hillary Clinton’s ‘Major Foreign Policy Address’ Was Anything But
In the last days before the California primary, where Democratic primary polls showed her neck-and-neck with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton delivered a campaign speech in San Diego. Though her campaign billed it as a “ major foreign policy address ,” it looked more like a last-ditch attempt to...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:30pm
The Pentagon Shouldn’t Get to Absolve Itself for Bombing a Hospital
The Pentagon just made it official: No war crime was committed when a U.S. plane attacked the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan last year, killing 42 patients and health workers and injuring many more. At least, that’s the conclusion of its own investigation — nearly all of...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 2:30pm
Russia is Withdrawing from Syria — and the U.S. Should Follow Suit
In a surprise announcement on March 14, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that the Russians were withdrawing “most of our military” from Syria beginning immediately. According to the TASS news agency , Putin said he hoped the withdrawal “will become a good motivation for launching...
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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:15am
Bombing Hospitals All in a Day's Work
The destruction of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, with 22 dead so far , including doctors, other staff and patients, capped a week that also saw the bombing of​ another hospital in Afghanistan, plus the U.S.-backed Saudi Arabian bombing of a wedding party in Yemen set up in...
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