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The Latin America Rights & Security Program and other CIP projects cover a wide range of concerns in the Americas from national security issues to border security to finding more peaceful alternatives to militarized policies that neither serve U.S. interests nor benefit the people of the hemisphere.

Applying the Leahy Law to U.S. Military and Police Aid

By Security Assistance Monitor

Dec-01-2014 | Report

A guide on what the Leahy Law says, how the United States applies it and what organizations can do to encourage U.S. action against security forces accused of violations... Read More »

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Honduras

By Security Assistance Monitor

Dec-01-2014 | Report

Over the past decade, Honduras has become one of the most dangerous places in the world. In 2013 the country recorded the highest global murder rate, with 79 homicides per 100,000 residents... Read More »

Advancing a Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

By Bill Goodfellow

Nov-10-2014 | Report

Check out what the Center for International Policy has been up to in 2014 with our end-of-year brochure... Read More »

Letter to the Director of the National Protection Unit of Colombia's Interior Ministry

By CIP

Mar-02-2015 | Letter

CIP joins numerous other organizations and individuals in calling on Colombia's ministry of the interior to address the serious security issues faced by activists in Colombia... Read More »

The Pentagon Doesn't Need More Money

By William D. Hartung

Mar-02-2015 | Article

The Pentagon has more than enough funding to protect the country. But you would never know it if you listened to the cries for more coming from key members of Congress and hawkish DC think tanks... Read More »

Can the Violence in Honduras Be Stopped?

By Sarah Kinosian, William D. Hartung, Lisa Haugaard

Feb-19-2015 | Article

Nearly 100 percent of the murders in Honduras' second city go unsolved. Community development, not militarization, is the answer... Read More »

A Celebration of the Cuba Policy Changes

Feb-24-15 | The National Press Club

Join us in celebrating the recent restoration of relations between the U.S. and Cuba... Read More »

How Europe Can Set the Standard on Anti-money Laundering

By Financial Transparency Coalition

Dec-17-2013 | Fact Sheet

Anonymous shell companies, including those incorporated in the European Union (EU) are often used to hide the proceeds of crime, corruption, or corporate tax evasion... Read More »

US Policy on Syria: War or Diplomacy?

By Carl Conetta

Sep-23-2013 | Fact Sheet

A selection of critical views and proposals on the way forward with Syria... Read More »

The American Public's View on U.S. Military Intervention in Syria

By Stephen Miles, Angela Miller

Sep-04-2013 | Fact Sheet

Win Without War compiled a fact sheet on opinions in the U.S. about a potential military intervention in Syria... Read More »

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