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CIP Announces Salih Booker as New Executive Director

by CIP


(Washington) – The Center for International Policy (CIP) has chosen Salih Booker as its new executive director to succeed William Goodfellow beginning September 1, 2017... Read More »

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 »

Is it ever a good idea to arm violent nonstate actors?

Security Assistance Monitor quoted


In May, President Donald Trump authorized a plan to arm the YPG, a Kurdish militia in Syria. A month later, the YPG and their Arab partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces began the fight to take the Syrian city of Raqqa back from the Islamic State... Read More »

Letter to the editor: Military can’t buy peace, but foreign aid might

William D. Hartung quoted


The well-being of America will not improve through increases in military spending and canceling hundreds of programs that benefit the American people and economy... Read More »

After 16 Years, House Panel Takes Step to Cancel 'Blank Check for Endless War

Stephen Miles quoted


A House committee on Thursday took a surprising—yet welcome—step towards canceling the "blank check for endless war." ... Read More »

Melvin A. Goodman, Author of Whistleblower at the CIA

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed


Melvin A. Goodman, Author of Whistleblower at the CIA The Richard Eeds Show - July 14, 2017... Read More »

A Former CIA Analyst Explains Why Denuclearization Is Crucial to Stabilizing U.S.-Russia Relations

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed


Melvin Goodman has more than four decades of experience working in American intelligence, including 24 years at the CIA, where he specialized in U.S.-Russia relations... Read More »

Trump Sends Federal Agents to Chicago and Arms to Taiwan

William D. Hartung interviewed


In a special third segment host Eugene Puryear is joined by William D. Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy... Read More »

Politics and Prose with Melvin Goodman

07-17-17 | Politics and Prose

Mel Goodman, a former CIA analyst, has been writing and speaking on CIA transgressions since 1991, when he testified against the confirmation of Robert M. Gates to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.... Read More »

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration

06-29-17 | Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:00am–11:00am The Gold Room — 2168 Rayburn House Office Building

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration, What Was Promised, What Was Delivered, and How We Can Do Better With NAFTA-Renegotiations ... 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 »