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Solving Climate Change, Trump or No Trump

by Glenn Hurowitz


Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris agreement is one of the most irresponsible steps ever taken by an American leader. The United States should be leading the charge for climate action instead of engaging in a hysterical and dishonest ployundercut progress. As reckless as Trump’s action is, however, it doesn’t need to be the end of climate action... Read More »


by CIP


The Center for International Policy’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator... Read More »


by Bill Goodfellow


John Niles, the Center for International Policy’s board chair, has announced that I will be stepping down as executive director. After 42 years, I need a change and I believe CIP will benefit from a leader with new ideas and new energy. With Donald Trump in the White House, we face enormous challenges and we will have to dramatically ramp up our activities to respond to what I believe is the greatest threat to world peace since the end of World War II... Read More »

An In-Depth Look at the Deep State & Shadow Government

William D. Hartung quoted


Shadow government and deep state are both political terms in a sense, as they’re used to define the groups of people who control the U.S. government. I’m not referring to the people within political parties that perceivably control the system — not the Presidents or Congress — but the individuals and the companies who control the government and influence policies and decisions... Read More »

Israel, Saudi, UAE Team Up In Anti-Qatar Lobbying Move

William D. Hartung quoted


Washington, DC - US legislation threatening to sanction Qatar for its support of "Palestinian terror" was sponsored by 10 lawmakers who received more than $1m over the last 18 months from lobbyists and groups linked to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates... Read More »

The Trump administration’s tally of $350 billion-plus in deals with Saudi Arabia

William D. Hartung quoted


The Fact Checker often is wary when an administration touts the potential benefits from an overseas deal, as there is a natural instinct to count chickens before they hatch... Read More »

In-Depth Interview: CIA Whistleblower Mel Goodman Talks About His New Book and Politicization of CIA

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed


Mel Goodman is an expert on Russia who blew the whistle by testifying against the confirmation of Robert Gates to head the CIA in 1991. In his new book, he details that experience, and gives us many reasons not to trust the CIA today.Goodman's latest book is Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence... Read More »

Your Call: Whistleblower at the CIA

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed


Goodman says the system for keeping America's intelligence community accountable is broken. Federal employees fear reprisal if they reveal violations. When whistleblowers leak information, the contents of their disclosures don't become the target of investigations or media attention, they do. Why is whistleblowing so important... Read More »

Ghana commended for promoting SDGs

Dessima Williams interviewed


Ghana has been commended for its efforts in ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are working. Out of 193 countries that signed to implement the SDGs, only about 50 countries, including Ghana, are said to have a population with a high level of knowledge on what the goals entail and seek to achieve... Read More »

#87 in the Great Minds Series: Whistleblower at the CIA

06-25-17 | WHERE: 939 San Vicente Blvd Santa Monica, CA. 90402 DATE: Sunday, June 25, 2015, 4:30PM TICKETS: $25.00 includes Smorgasbord and drinks PDLA and SCADA MEMBERS, $20.00

Russia expert and former CIA analyst Mel Goodman tells the inside story of political corruption at the organization, and what he did to try to stop it. Moderated by Robert Scheer.... Read More »

Melvin Goodman: Whistleblower at the CIA Book Release


Melvin Goodman release his newest book "Whistleblower at the CIA" in a sit-down with Daniel Ellsberg. The event will be hosted by Dennis Bernstein. ... Read More »

Whistleblower at the CIA Reception and Book Signing

05-31-17 | Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 4:30-6:00pm 2000 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Basement Conference Center

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 4:30-6:00pm 2000 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Basement Conference Center... Read More »