Human Rights, Peace and Security

CIP's Win Without War coalition, Security Assistance Monitor, Arms and Security Project, Americas Program, and Cuba Project work to promote Human Rights, Peace and Security 

The Inter-Korean Summit Declaration of April 27, 2018: a review in detail

By Charles Knight

May-03-2018 | Report

The April 27, 2018 Inter-Korean Summit was a visibly cordial, even happy, event. At its conclusion, North and South Korea released a Declaration of Peace, Prosperity and Unification... Read More »

Ready to Profit: Corporate Beneficiaries of Congressional Add-Ons to the FY 2018 Pentagon Budget

By William D. Hartung, Ari Rickman

May-02-2018 | Report

The final Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Pentagon and related spending -- on programs like work on nuclear warheads at the Department of Energy -- totaled $700 billion, tens of billions of dollars more than the Trump administration’s proposal... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Massachusetts

By William D. Hartung

Apr-06-2018 | Report

Massachusetts ranked 9th (USA Spending) in the country in Department of Defense (DoD) awards during FY2017, receiving $10.3 billion... Read More »

Regime change in Iran could cost the US trillions

By William D. Hartung

May-24-2018 | Article

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech this week on next steps in US policy toward Iran read more like a call to war than a carefully crafted foreign policy stance. So much so that the obvious next question is what it might cost if the Trump administration seeks to provoke regime change in Iran... Read More »

Deregulating firearms exports risks putting guns in the wrong hands

By William D. Hartung

May-24-2018 | Article

The Trump administration just released a new rule that will make it easier for terrorists, tyrants, and criminal gangs to receive U.S.-supplied guns and ammunition... Read More »

Diplomacy With North Korea Is Not Dead

By Win Without War

May-24-2018 | Press Release

“It’s disappointing that Donald Trump has canceled the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It’s also not entirely surprising, given the Trump administration’s incompetence, mixed signals about its intentions, and complete lack of preparation."... Read More »

Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade

May-22-18 | DATE: May 22, 2018 TIME: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM LOCATION: Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government. Join us as we look into the effects of the global arms trade on human and national security, and discuss how the U.S. can better assess risk when transferring arms. ... Read More »

Whistleblower at the CIA Book Talk and Signing

May-11-18 | University Book Store 4326 University AVE NE Seattle WA 98105

Join us for a Q and A with CIP Senior Fellow, Mel Goodman on his book, Whistleblower at the CIA... Read More »

US Role in a Changing World: Militarization of US Foreign Policy and the Future of Global Security

Apr-12-18 | Thursday, April 12, 2018 (Lunch) TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

Join CIP's William Hartung at the Women's National Democratic Club for a lecture and lunch. This talk will discuss the consequences of our current approach to solving complex security challenges, and how to create a more effective, less militarized approach to protecting America and the world... Read More »