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Trump’s Massive Funding Cut Plunges UN Palestinian Refugee Agency into Crisis

July 1, 2018

UNRWA, the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, could run out of money for aid programs within weeks, after President Trump drastically cut US funding. Expert Phyllis Bennis warns this can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and make life impossible for many Palestinians

Pompeo Confirmed: Ready to Pursue Regime Change Agenda

Pompeo Confirmed: Ready to Pursue Regime Change Agenda

April 15, 2018

Despite soft approach at Senate confirmation hearing for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has shown little interest in diplomacy on issue after issue. We speak to Medea Benjamin of Code Pink and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

Privatizing US Foreign Policy

February 27, 2018

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s offer to pay for moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem represents the privatization of U.S. foreign policy, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

What Netanyahu’s Growing Corruption Scandal Means for the Region

February 23, 2018

As a top aide agrees to cooperate against Benjamin Netanyahu, Phyllis Bennis warns that the Israeli Prime Minister’s domestic corruption case could lead him to ramp up threats to Iran and other rivals

Trump’s SOTU Calls for More Spending on Nuclear Weapons and Galvanizes Extremism

January 31, 2018

Max Blumenthal, Phyllis Bennis, and Norman Solomon discuss President Trump’s State of the Union. Rather than deliver a serious address, they say Trump offered a simplistic narrative designed to galvanize extremism

Iran

September 19, 2017
Donald Trump’s comments at the UN General Assembly violate international law, and the world should hold him to account, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

The Struggle for Syria

June 16, 2017
US-backed forces are using tactics that cause a ‘staggering’ number of civilian deaths, but military action won’t defeat ISIS, says Phyllis Bennis, director the New Internationalism Project at IPS

Trump, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: What We Know, What We Don’t, and the Dangers Ahead

April 7, 2017

Further military engagement by the U.S. is not the way to end the horrific carnage in Syria.

Bennis: U.S. Bombs and Drones Have Led to an Expansion of Terrorism

July 5, 2016

Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss recent terrorist attacks and that both likely presidential candidates propose more of the same failed U.S. policy

Trump Embraces Israel and Promotes “Western Civilization”

April 28, 2016

Phyllis Bennis says Trump pulls back from the language of regime change, but threatens Iran and promises to make America great again