Whistleblower at the CIA

By Melvin A. Goodman

Feb-01-2017 | Book

Mel Goodman will be lecturing at the University of North Carolina on October 3rd and at Yale University on October 17th. His book "Whistleblower at the CIA" will be published February 2017 and is posted on Amazon.com for advance sale. See more at melvingoodman.com.... Read More »

Ending America's Endless Wars

By CIP

Jun-01-2016 | Brochure

An historic opportunity for peace in the Middle East: The next president will have an opportunity to put an end to wars that have been going on for forty years. These wars have not advanced America’s strategic or economic interests and have been disastrous for the people being bombed. The United States has taken sides in a conflict between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran in the Middle East, a dispute that we have made far deadlier with massive arms transfers and the dispatch of tens of thousands of U.S. troops. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, millions injured and millions more displaced. Vast areas of the region have been taken over by nihilist religious fanatics bent on imposing their medieval mindset on fellow Muslims. There is broad public support for seeking to resolve these conflicts through creative diplomacy. We should not be taking sides in this dispute, for neither Saudi Arabia nor Iran shares our interests or values. We must work with regional powers to negotiate and implement political settlements in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Libya. No other course of action will end the wars.... Read More »

CounterPunch Digital Magazine Volume 23 no 1

By Melvin A. Goodman

Mar-30-2016 |

In this Issue: Inside the CIA: Melvin Goodman recounts his battles with William Casey and Robert Gates... Read More »

Why Is the United States Still Backing Saudi Arabia in Yemen?

By William D. Hartung

Jun-30-2016 | Article

This month’s White House visit by Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) underscores the growing influence of the Saudi defense minister, who is the driving force behind the kingdom’s catastrophic war in Yemen. The Obama administration has provided crucial support for the Saudi campaign in Yemen, including arms, intelligence, and aerial refueling of Saudi aircraft... Read More »

Congress Is Right To Ground The Runaway Blimp

By William D. Hartung

Jun-27-2016 | Article

When the JLENS air surveillance blimp cut loose from its moorings in Maryland and crashed in central Pennsylvania last fall, it raised serious questions about the future of the $2.7 billion program. The system is meant to detect cruise missiles, drones, and other low flying aircraft before they can attack the nation’s capital. But as David Willman noted in a piece in the Los Angeles Times last September, “Seventeen years after its birth, JLENS is a stark example of what defense specialists call a ‘zombie’ program: costly, ineffectual and seemingly impossible to kill.”... Read More »

Laura Carlsen discusses Mexico’s missing guns crisis

By Laura Carlsen

Jun-21-2016 | Video, Interview

For more about what U.S. could do to stop the flow of guns into Mexico and the crisis of Mexico’s missing guns, CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy. She’s also a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

Mel Goodman on Arab Voices WHYR Baton Rouge 96.6 FM

Jun-29-16 | 96.6 FM on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. central.

We will speak live with Mr. Goodman about the report released yesterday on the Benghazi attack in Libya that killed four Americans. He commented yesterday on that report by saying "This Benghazi report is of a continuing media circus that the Republicans have created. But we still have much to learn about the CIA's role in Benghazi... Read More »

Time to Choose Opening Night

May-23-16 | Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema

June 3rd, 2016 7:30 pm Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW Entrance on E Street between 10th & 11th NW Q&A to follow ... Read More »

Ralph Nader Presents Breaking Through Power

May-10-16 | Constitution Hall in Washington, DC

Matt Hoh and William Hartung speak at a historic gathering of public interest organizers, advocates, experts and concerned citizens. May 23, 24, 25, 26, 2016 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC... Read More »

CIP in the Press
  • Malaysian palm oil giant IOI under pressure after Cargill ultimatum

    Glenn Hurowitz quoted

    Mongabay.com, 06-29-16

    “Cargill’s willingness to do business with repeat deforesters like IOI makes their sustainability policy look like a joke,” said Glenn Hurowitz, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy...Read More »

  • 3 rays of sunshine on Pentagon foreign aid

    Diana Ohlbaum

    The Hill, 06-28-16

    Modernization of the nuclear arsenal. Continued detentions at Guantánamo Bay. Exemptions from civil rights laws. Removals from the Endangered Species list. These and many other provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which recently passed the House and Senate, have mired the legislation in controversy and provoked a veto threat from the White House...Read More »

  • How Donald Trump will get real

    William D. Hartung quoted

    The Star, 06-28-16

    “It’s hard to relate a lot of Trump’s statements to reality,” says William Hartung, director of the Washington-based Center for International Policy. “But it’s the sort of risk you don’t want to take.”...Read More »