Advocacy


We develop alternative U.S. policies that promote international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for human rights. We publicize and advocate for these policies through traditional and social media outlets, contacts with policy makers to whom we have access and by working in close collaboration with grassroots organizations.

See below for links to our advocacy oriented work.

Applying the Leahy Law to U.S. Military and Police Aid

By Security Assistance Monitor

Dec-01-2014 | Report

A guide on what the Leahy Law says, how the United States applies it and what organizations can do to encourage U.S. action against security forces accused of violations... Read More »

The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship That Can’t Go to War

By

Aug-26-2014 | Policy Brief

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is the Navy’s response to perceived changes in naval warfare and falling budgets. In theory, the LCS is a multifaceted and cost-effective answer to these requirements. In reality, the LCS is an overpriced, underperforming vessel that does not meet current needs and is a bad deal for taxpayers... Read More »

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

By Bill Goodfellow

May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

Letter to the Director of the National Protection Unit of Colombia's Interior Ministry

By CIP

Mar-02-2015 | Letter

CIP joins numerous other organizations and individuals in calling on Colombia's ministry of the interior to address the serious security issues faced by activists in Colombia... Read More »

Why Should We Listen to Neoconservatives Who Criticize Obama?

By William D. Hartung

Feb-13-2015 | Letter

We will be living with the consequences of our disastrous intervention in Iraq for years to come. The last thing we should do is double down on the policies that got us into our current predicament in the first place... Read More »

Five Ways to Save Money at the Pentagon

By William D. Hartung

Feb-05-2015 | Article

The Obama administration’s budget proposal for FY 2016 is $35 billion higher than the caps set out in current law. Over the next decade the mismatch between what the Pentagon wishes it had and what it is likely to get is even greater. Something will have to give. There are at least five ways the Pentagon’s proposal can be brought into line with budgetary reality... Read More »

How Europe Can Set the Standard on Anti-money Laundering

By Financial Transparency Coalition

Dec-17-2013 | Fact Sheet

Anonymous shell companies, including those incorporated in the European Union (EU) are often used to hide the proceeds of crime, corruption, or corporate tax evasion... Read More »

Myths vs. Realities of Pentagon Spending

By William D. Hartung, Stephen Miles

Jul-17-2012 | Fact Sheet

As defense contractors play to American's fears of poor security to increase military spending, Bill Hartung and Stephen Miles reveal the facts about Pentagon spending... Read More »