Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. Her most recent book is the 7th updated edition of Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer. Follow her on Twitter: @PhyllisBennis

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
From War to Peace: Forceful Diplomacy, Not Military Force in Syria
The President’s remarks reflect the extraordinary events unfolding in the last two days that demonstrate that forceful diplomacy – not military force – should guide international efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Striking Syria: Illegal, Immoral, and Dangerous
If I were very optimistic, I'd say that President Obama is hoping that Congress will follow the example of the British parliament, and vote against his proposed military strike on Syria. It would let him off the hook - he could avoid an illegal, dangerous, immoral military assault and say it's Congress' fault.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Moral Obscenities in Syria
The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever.
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Sunday, August 04, 2013
John Kerry’s Doomed Peace Process Is Deja Vu All Over Again
Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest foray into Middle East negotiations should be called the Einstein peace process. Doing the same thing over and over again and still expecting different results is the great scientist’s definition of insanity. This time around, indications are that Kerry actually believes, all evidence to the contrary aside, that this latest iteration of the decades-old industry known as the “peace process” might really succeed.
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Friday, July 05, 2013
Celebrations and Dangers for Egypt's Revolutions
The democracy of the street - which 16 months ago led to the overthrow of the longstanding President Hosni Mubarak - is claiming the same kind of people’s victory in the overthrow of Morsi.
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Syria: We Need to Stop a New War in the Middle East
Plans for an international peace conference on Syria are looking very shaky. Even as the US and Russia continue collaborating on plans for such a meeting, arms shipments on all sides continue to threaten even greater escalation.
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Friday, May 31, 2013
Syria War Moving Outward, Obama Looks Inward
Even as the U.S. and Russia continue collaborating on plans for a Syrian peace conference to be held some time in late June, arms shipments on all sides continue to threaten even greater escalation.
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Friday, May 03, 2013
Syria's Chemical Weapons...Iraq Redux?
News from the Middle East is growing more dire by the day. And unfortunately, most of the news from our own officials and influential sources continues to move in a direction that can only make that bad news worse.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Challenging Einstein: Kerry's 'New' Diplomacy in the Middle East
So there is talk once again of a “new” U.S.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Way Worse Than a Dumb War: Iraq Ten Years Later
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