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Press Release: As the OECD finalizes BEPS, questions linger on who will have access to the information

by Financial Transparency Coalition


Vital information from the new reporting effort won’t be made public, questions linger on what good it will do for developing countries that are seeing some of the worst effects of profit shifting... Read More »

SwissLeaks Reviewed: Developing countries the biggest victims

by Financial Transparency Coalition


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Presidential Embargo Authority Over Cuba: Renew it or Lose it

by Robert Muse


Summary: The Center for International Policy and Global Americans urge President Barack Obama to renew the Trading with the Enemy Act for Cuba. Surprised? According to a white paper by Robert Muse, the President’s authority to make changes to the embargo depend on renewal of the Act. Failure to do so will not only tie the executive’s hands to make further changes but also end the important people-to-people exchanges. ... Read More »

From Wasted Ammo to a Runaway Blimp, How the Pentagon Mismanaged $33 Billion

William D. Hartung quoted


How the U.S. Defense Department could save itself a cool $33 billion if Pentagon leaders took a firmer hand with wasteful programs and imposed some basic budget discipline, according to a new think-tank study... Read More »

‘Industry of Death’: Pope Francis on Arms Dealers and Causes of World War III

William D. Hartung quoted


In a startling analysis by William Hartung, the respected weapons expert writes, “The majority of the Obama administration’s arms sales have gone to the Middle East and Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia topping the list at $46 billion in new agreements. This is particularly troubling given the complex array of conflicts raging throughout the region.”... Read More »

Obama Punts Controversial War Account to Successor

William D. Hartung quoted


“OCO has been abused for years to pay for items that have nothing to do with fighting wars,” said William Hartung with the Center for International Policy. “Adding more to an already inflated OCO request would mean throwing what little budget discipline that is left at the Pentagon out the window.”... Read More »

94.1 FM KPFA “Has the GOP Lost Its Mind?”

William D. Hartung interviewed


In the first hour “Has the GOP Lost Its Mind?” with Harmeet Dhillon, Vice Chairman in California Republican Party. In the second hour, Bake Sales for the Pentagon with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy... Read More »

‘It’s a Way to Ignore the Failures That Exist in the US’

Laura Carlsen interviewed


Janine Jackson interviewed Laura Carlsen about the arrest of Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for the January 15, 2016, CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript... Read More »

El Chapo is Caught, But Corruption, U.S. Consumption & Failed Drug War Keep the Cartels in Business

Laura Carlsen interviewed


DemocracyNow's Amy Goodman is joined from Mexico City by two guests: Laura Carlsen, director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy, and Elena Poniatowska, a founder of the newspaper La Jornada and one of Mexico’s most beloved writers... Read More »

National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

11-20-15 | Temple Beth Shalom 205 E. Barcelona Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505

Mel Goodman to speak on "National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism" in Santa Fe... Read More »

Crisis in Yemen - Humanitarian and Security Consequences of Military Support to the Region

10-20-15 | The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036

An expert panel will look at the situation in Yemen today and the politics and consequences of adding additional military equipment to the conflict.... Read More »

40th Anniversary Dinner

10-09-15 | Mayflower Hotel

CIP is celebrating 40 years of advancing sustainability, justice and peace. Join us for a commemorative dinner in Washington, D.C. at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel... Read More »

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