Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace. She is the author of Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism.

Mission Accomplished

Why We Need to Remember the Iraq War—As Well as the Global Resistance to It Why We Need to Remember the Iraq War—As Well as the Global Resistance to It

The Middle East is still suffering from the consequences of the US invasion 15 years ago.

Feb 22, 2018 / Editorial / Phyllis Bennis

Iraq US Coalition Airstrike

Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror

Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.

Jun 21, 2017 / Phyllis Bennis

President Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann

Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine

Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.

Jun 15, 2017 / Phyllis Bennis and Richard Falk

London protest against militarism in Syria

Building a New Movement Against Militarism Building a New Movement Against Militarism

As Martin Luther King Jr. noted 50 years ago, you can’t fight militarism unless you also fight racism and materialism.

Apr 12, 2017 / Phyllis Bennis and Stephen Miles

Michael Flynn

The Trump Administration Is Recklessly Escalating Tensions With Iran The Trump Administration Is Recklessly Escalating Tensions With Iran

There could be dire consequences.

Feb 3, 2017 / Phyllis Bennis

Iraq War mourner

Remembering the Costs of the Iraq War in the Age of Trump Remembering the Costs of the Iraq War in the Age of Trump

As the president-elect promises to increase military spending, we must reflect on what comes with war.

Jan 5, 2017 / Phyllis Bennis

America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

This is what a non-imperial, truly internationalist foreign policy would look like.

Dec 21, 2016 / Feature / Phyllis Bennis

Anti-Regime Syria Rally

The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended. The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.

The left is profoundly divided over the conflict, but we should at least agree on a set of principles to end it.

Oct 31, 2016 / Feature / Phyllis Bennis

Cornel West platform hearings

What the Democratic Party Platform Tells Us About Where We Are on War What the Democratic Party Platform Tells Us About Where We Are on War

It shows the limits of party politics—and the necessity of social movements to challenge those limits.

Jul 8, 2016 / Phyllis Bennis

Bernie Sanders

A Sanders Foreign-Policy Doctrine? How About ‘No Wars for the Billionaire Class’? A Sanders Foreign-Policy Doctrine? How About ‘No Wars for the Billionaire Class’?

It provides a framework to address a host of issues, including the Middle East wars, intervention and aid, trade deals, and negotiating with adversaries.

Feb 23, 2016 / Phyllis Bennis

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