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  • Memorandum



    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 »

  • A Message from CIP's Board Chair

    by John O. Niles III


    We are witnessing the end of an era. On January 20, President Barack Obama concluded his term of office, having governed with civility and compassion, rationality and restraint. And our very own Bill Goodfellow decided – long before the conclusion of the terrifying Presidential election – that he will step down as the Center for International Policy’s longtime executive director...Read More »

  • The US Does Right at the UN

    by Elizabeth Newhouse


    The surprising vote by the United States this week to abstain from the annual UN resolution denouncing the U.S. embargo on Cuba reaffirmed to the world the Obama Administration’s resolve to repair relations with Cuba. The abstention—the first such U.S. vote in 25 years—made it clear that even though bound by law to uphold the embargo, this administration regards it as outmoded, counterproductive, and in need of repeal...Read More »

  • An Open Letter to Congress

    by CIP, Win Without War


    As you consider the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2017, the undersigned groups appreciate your consideration of the following options for savings to comply with the spending caps put in place by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015...Read More »

  • Coalition: Implementation of Iran Deal and Prisoner Release A Big Win For Diplomac

    by Win Without War


    The Win Without War coalition applauded today’s announcement that the nuclear agreement with Iran has successfully shrunk Iran’s nuclear program and that the Iranian government has released five US citizens. The coalition of national nonprofits also pledged to challenge misguided and partisan attempts to undermine these diplomatic achievements...Read More »

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



    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



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  • Presidential Embargo Authority Over Cuba: Renew it or Lose it

    by Robert Muse

    Latin America Goes Global | 09-01-15

    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 »

  • U.S. and Cuban Embassies Will Open This Month, President Obama Announces


    In 1961, CIP Senior Fellow Wayne Smith witnessed as they took down the flag at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. On July 20th, that flag will go back up, in the next step towards normalized relations between the two countries...Read More »

  • Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy In Memory of Ambassador Robert E. White

    by CIP

    C-SPAN | 02-05-15

    On January 13, 2015, the country lost one of its most courageous diplomats, Ambassador Robert E. White. He was 88 years old...Read More »

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