Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC

United States

Sanctions in the era of pandemic

From Venezuela to Iran, Washington's illegal and inhumane economic sanctions are putting millions of lives at risk.

Sanctions in the era of pandemic

Opinion

Honouring Palestinian human rights defender Raji Sourani

Raji Sourani is known for being fair and unbiased in highlighting abuses of Palestinians by governments and others.

Honouring Palestinian human rights defender Raji Sourani

US & Canada

Striking Syria: Illegal, immoral, and dangerous

Whatever Congress may decide, a US military strike against Syria would be a reckless and counterproductive move.

Striking Syria: Illegal, immoral, and dangerous

US & Canada

Celebrations and dangers for Egypt's revolutions

The removal from office of President Mohammed Morsi portends great excitement but even greater threats to democracy.

Celebrations and dangers for Egypt's revolutions

Opinion

Challenging Einstein: Kerry's 'new' diplomacy in the Middle East

The US must oppose the occupation and settlements, and support a Palestinian right to freedom, equality and statehood.

Challenging Einstein: Kerry's 'new' diplomacy in the Middle East

US & Canada

February 15, 2003: The day the world said no to war

Our commitment as a "second super-power" remains, and we must show the same defiance as we did ten years ago.

February 15, 2003: The day the world said no to war

US & Canada

Human Rights Watch: Time to stand with human rights defenders

It is disappointing to see HRW's unwillingness to stand with those who are working to promote and defend human rights.

Human Rights Watch: Time to stand with human rights defenders

US & Canada

Syria: Only diplomacy can stop the war

Outside powers should stop military involvement and support new diplomatic initiative.

Syria: Only diplomacy can stop the war

US & Canada

We've seen the threats against Iran before

Although political brinkmanship with Iran is nothing new, escalating tensions do not bode well for the region.

We've seen the threats against Iran before

Egypt

The politics behind the prisoner swap

The deal has been discussed since Shalit was captured in 2006, now the time has come for 1028 families to be reunited.

The politics behind the prisoner swap

US & Canada

9/12 changed the world, not 9/11

After 9/11 the Bush administration took the world to war, threatening global security and shredding US democracy.

9/12 changed the world, not 9/11

US & Canada

Libya: Too soon to declare victory

The rebel Transitional National Council needs to play a big role in stabilising Libya and restoring law.

Libya: Too soon to declare victory