BURNED: Deception, Deforestation and America’s Biodiesel Policy

By Glenn Hurowitz

Feb-01-2018 | Report

This report by Mighty Earth and Action Aid USA provides a dramatic on-the-ground glimpse of the unintended negative consequences of food-based biofuels. It shows that instead of driving large-scale climate solutions, the RFS has largely served as a mandate for corn ethanol and food-based biodiesel production, including soy and palm biodiesel produced overseas... Read More »


By William D. Hartung

Jan-29-2018 | Report

The promise of jobs created by US weapons exports plays a major role in generating support for arms sales in Congress and the Executive Branch. During President Trump’s 2017 state visit to Saudi Arabia, he pledged $110 billion in new arms offers in the name of “jobs, jobs, jobs.”... Read More »

Commentary and Media Appearances in 2017

By William D. Hartung

Jan-03-2018 | Report

This listing includes articles by project director William D. Hartung; articles quoting or citing the project or its work; and radio and TV appearances. The project published 5 research reports; articles that appeared in 99 newspapers and web sites; project director William D. Hartung was quoted in 56 news outlets and appeared on 15 radio and TV programs. The 170 total media “hits” registered by the project added up to over three per week... Read More »

Neocons Call For War Against Iran In Syria After Israeli Strikes

By Ben Armbruster

Feb-16-2018 | Article

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a little known but highly influential hawkish think tank in Washington that has made a name for itself over the past few years by opposing the Iran nuclear deal and its subsequent (and current) efforts to derail it... Read More »

Open Borders and Trump's False Narrative

By Laura Carlsen

Feb-10-2018 | Article

Donald Trump's campaign was built based on demonizing the phrase, referring, lie after lie, to a supposed policy of the Democratic Party to allow indiscriminate passage across the southern border... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: January 2018

By Ben Freeman

Feb-09-2018 | Report

In July, we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis. This post provides our data for the month of January... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

Mel Goodman at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Mar-08-18 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (525 Kumquat Court)

Mel Goodman7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (525 Kumquat Court) Thursday, March 8, 7pm Tickets: $15 adv/$20 door Chef Richard's Kumquat Kitchen will be open Melvin A. Goodman ... Read More »

Great Decisions lecture series brings foreign policy experts to Williamsburg

Mar-06-18 | Williamsburg Regional Library

When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in February and March. Where: Williamsburg Regional Library. Cost: $10 per lecture.... Read More »

“Perpetual War” a presentation and discussion with William Hartung

Jan-24-18 | On Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the First Congressional Church

With the current political climate creating a perpetual raincloud around our heads and our social media feeds, it can be hard to get out of that hopeless mindset. Even though it seems as though there is nothing that you can do to help, the Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) are providing some solutions for the Kalamazoo community. On Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the First Congressional Church, KNOW will be hosting a presentation and discussion with author William Hartung titled, “Perpetual War: Massive Human and Economic Costs of the Corporate Grip on the Pentagon Budget.”... Read More »

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