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.

John Kerry and Javad Zarif

The US-Iran Prisoner Swap Proves Diplomacy Works The US-Iran Prisoner Swap Proves Diplomacy Works

But we must not take the survival of the nuclear deal for granted, because it still has many powerful opponents.

Jan 19, 2016 / Editorial / Phyllis Bennis

US and Kuwaiti soldiers close a gate between Iraq and Kuwait in December 2011.

Is It Time for the US to Pull Out of Iraq and Syria? Is It Time for the US to Pull Out of Iraq and Syria?

Five years after the Arab Spring began, four experts debate a pressing question that remains unsettled on the left.

Jan 14, 2016 / That’s Debatable / Jeff Faux, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, Phyllis Bennis, and Sherle R. Schwenninger

Flowers after shooting in Paris

After the Paris Attacks, a Call for Justice—Not Vengeance After the Paris Attacks, a Call for Justice—Not Vengeance

The years after September 11 are a powerful reminder that an “all-out war” on terror only creates more terrorism.

Nov 14, 2015 / Phyllis Bennis

The Jim Crow Holy Land

The Jim Crow Holy Land The Jim Crow Holy Land

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

Mar 20, 2015 / Foreign Policy In Focus / Phyllis Bennis and Foreign Policy In Focus

The Solution to War That Obama Doesn’t Want to Hear

The Solution to War That Obama Doesn’t Want to Hear The Solution to War That Obama Doesn’t Want to Hear

If President Obama denounces military action, why is he preparing for another war in Iraq and Syria?

Sep 15, 2014 / Nation in the News / Phyllis Bennis and N’Kosi Oates

The Speech on Diplomacy That Obama Should Have Given Last Night

The Speech on Diplomacy That Obama Should Have Given Last Night The Speech on Diplomacy That Obama Should Have Given Last Night

Not taking military action isn’t the same thing as doing nothing.

Sep 11, 2014 / Phyllis Bennis

Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide

Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

Jul 15, 2014 / Phyllis Bennis

Pope Francis in Palestine

Pope Francis in Palestine Pope Francis in Palestine

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.

May 28, 2014 / Foreign Policy In Focus / Phyllis Bennis and Foreign Policy In Focus

5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis

5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis 5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis

We in civil society must sharpen our demands.

May 14, 2014 / Editorial / Phyllis Bennis

Promoting a ‘Right to Heal’ From Fort Hood to Abu Ghraib

Promoting a ‘Right to Heal’ From Fort Hood to Abu Ghraib Promoting a ‘Right to Heal’ From Fort Hood to Abu Ghraib

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

Apr 16, 2014 / Foreign Policy In Focus / Phyllis Bennis and Foreign Policy In Focus

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