Transparency & Accountability


For democracy to function, the first prerequisite is transparency. By uncovering and publicizing facts often obscured behind public policy pronouncements, CIP enables citizens to know what government is doing in their name and with their tax dollars. Armed with this information, citizens can hold our leaders accountable.

See below for links to our work that pushes for transparency and accountability.

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 »

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Honduras

By Security Assistance Monitor

Dec-01-2014 | Report

Over the past decade, Honduras has become one of the most dangerous places in the world. In 2013 the country recorded the highest global murder rate, with 79 homicides per 100,000 residents... Read More »

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Yemen

By Security Assistance Monitor

Oct-20-2014 | Report

Following close to eleven months of street protests calling for an end to his 33-year presidency, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a U.S.-supported transition plan on November 23, 2011. Former Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi was elected president in February 2012 in a one-man election. While the new government has made progress on parts of the transition plan by beginning to restructure the security sector and completing a National Dialogue Conference (NDC), it has yet to revise the constitution or hold new elections... Read More »

Can the F-35 Be Stopped?

By William D. Hartung

Jan-12-2015 | Article

At a price tag of $1.5 trillion to build and operate over its lifetime, the F-35 combat aircraft is the most expensive weapons program ever undertaken by the Pentagon. It is overpriced, underperforming and unnecessary... Read More »

The Problem With Brennan: Lies, Spies and More Lies

By Melvin A. Goodman

Dec-22-2014 | Article

CIA Director John Brennan has joined an exclusive list of CIA directors and deputy directors who have lied to the U.S. Congress and the American people... Read More »

Separate the C.I.A.’s Intelligence and Operations

By Melvin A. Goodman

Dec-21-2014 | Article

The C.I.A. needs to be eliminated and replaced by two new agencies for conducting intelligence analysis and clandestine operations... Read More »