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Open Society Foundations Announce Summer 2018 New Executives Fund Recipients

by CIP


Eight newly appointed leaders of nonprofit organizations, in countries ranging from the United States to Senegal, have been awarded New Executives Fund grants to help implement their vision of change, the Open Society Foundations announced today. The recipients represent a wide array of organizations focused on open society concerns, including but not limited to youth empowerment, women’s rights, antidiscrimination, and drug policy reform... Read More »

Sixteen German and American Young Professionals Selected for Inaugural Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship

by Ben Freeman


Cultural Vistas has assembled a diverse itinerary that includes meetings with representatives of Politifact, The Associated Press, The New York Times, National Association for Media Literacy Education, Center for International Policy's Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative, and Charlottesville's The Daily Progress, among others... Read More »

Win Without War: Budget Deal Encourages More Pentagon Waste



Win Without War Director Stephen Miles released the following statement regarding the recently announced budget deal:... Read More »

Trump ends administration’s policy of separation of children from migrant families after condemnation and massive outrage

Win Without War quoted


Trump's "sudden surrender" is being equated to condemnation from human rights groups calling the Trump administration's policy "egregious practices."... Read More »

US Chamber of Commerce wants Trump to put America’s defense industry first

William D. Hartung quoted


America’s biggest business lobby wants the Trump administration put the American defense industry first and require the Pentagon to explain the impact on domestic jobs and national security each time it denies a foreign request to buy U.S. weapons... Read More »

After Weeks of Lies and Cruel Family Separations, Trump Says He Will Sign Order to Save Children From Horror He Created

Win Without War quoted


"Trump can sign all the executive orders he wants. It won't change the fact that his administration chose to rip infants out of their parents arms in an effort to terrorize people seeking safety and refuge."... Read More »

Left Candidate Lopez Obrador Leads Mexican Presidential Race by an Insurmountable Margin

Laura Carlsen interviewed


Mexico’s July 1 presidential election is likely to lead to a historic result as the center-left candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador leads the race by 25 percentage points over his closest rival. We talk to Laura Carlsen about the race, the murders of local candidates, and the impact of Trump’s immigration policy on the race... Read More »

Middle East in Focus with Ben Freeman

Ben Freeman interviewed


On Sunday's show, FITI Director Ben Freeman speaks on the atrocities in Yemen and what can be done... Read More »

Presidential Campaign in Mexico Gets Dirty

Laura Carlsen interviewed


Anonymous phone calls are going out with messages warning that the leading candidate is a danger to the country. At the same time, political violence has claimed more than a hundred lives. Laura Carlsen reports from Mexico... Read More »

Dismantling Racism in U.S. Foreign Policy

06-11-18 | FCNL

Join us on June 26th at the Friends Committee on National Legislation for a conversation with CIP Pres. Salih Booker on racism in U.S. foreign policy, the lack of diversity among policymakers, and some ways to move forward... Read More »

Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade

05-22-18 | 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

05-11-18 | 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 »