Stories by Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is the author of "Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy U.S. Power" (Interlink Publishing, October 2005). subscribe to Phyllis Bennis's feed

Posted on: Apr 24, 2017, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

G4S was perpetrating violence against vulnerable people long before the anti-LGBTQ Orlando massacre.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

This is how wars always start.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Are there some lessons here for future fights?

Posted on: Sep 1, 2013, Source: Institute for Policy Studies

It's time to stand against further escalation of the Syrian civil war.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The situation in Egypt remains fraught. But there's hope.

Posted on: May 17, 2013, Source: OpenDemocracy

Proponents of military involvement have it all wrong: The United States should de-escalate hostilities.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

There is no hint that the U.S. is about to bring any pressure to bear on Israel to end its violations of human rights.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Outside powers should stop military involvement in the Syrian crisis and support new diplomatic initiatives.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's outrageous that Washington is threatening the Palestinians and the UN itself with dire consequences if a move is made toward UN recognition of statehood.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We are still paying almost $50 billion just this year for the war in Iraq. And while we don't hear about it very often, many Iraqis are still being killed.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

International attention to Turkey’s recent election reflects Ankara’s rising role not only in the Arab Spring but as a newly powerful democracy with broad regional influence.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

President Obama passed up an opportunity to recognize our democracy and respect the views of the vast majority of the American people.

Posted on: May 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Does the killing of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden represent ultimate justice, or even an end to the “unfinished business” of 9/11?

Posted on: Feb 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The opposition is training with troops who defected, as estimates of the number killed by the government run to more than 1,000.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The United States' isolation on the issue of settlements may lead to more engagement from the international community.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City federal building, at the time the worst terrorist act on U.S. soil, the immediate assumption was that it was an Arab or Muslim terrorist.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

According to the Obama administration, nothing can happen in the U.S. war in Afghanistan that doesn’t mean good news.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will almost certainly continue with or without a settlement freeze – but does that really matter?

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The right-wing mobilization at the core of the Islamic center controversy is about rebuilding political support for the 'global war on terror.'