US Arms Transfers to the UAE and the War In Yemen

By William D. Hartung

Sep-27-2017 | Report

The central role of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the war in Yemen has yet to receive the attention it deserves... Read More »

Chocolate's Dark Secrets

By Glenn Hurowitz

Sep-13-2017 | Report

A new investigation by Mighty Earth, “Chocolate’s Dark Secret,” finds that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s, Godiva, and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The countries are the world’s two largest cocoa producers... Read More »

Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: The Corporate Connection

By William D. Hartung, Derek Paulhus

Aug-10-2017 | Report

The U.S. arms sales relationship with Saudi Arabia is increasingly controversial as a result of the brutal Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen, which has utilized U.S.-supplied weaponry to target civilians, causing thousands of deaths in the process... Read More »

Grassroots Groups Respond to Trump’s Decision to Decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Win Without War

Oct-13-2017 |

Joint statement by Beyond the Bomb, CREDO, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn.org Civic Action, NIAC Action, Peace Action, VoteVets, Win Without War, and Women’s Action for New Directions on Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement... Read More »

A Vote This Week Could End U.S. Role In Yemen War

By William D. Hartung

Oct-11-2017 | Article

Yemen is in the midst of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in modern times, and the United States and its allies in Saudi Arabia bear a large part of the responsibility... Read More »

Here’s Where Your Tax Dollars for ‘Defense’ Are Really Going

By William D. Hartung

Oct-10-2017 | Article

Here’s a question for you: How do you spell boondoggle? The answer (in case you didn’t already know): P-e-n-t-a-g-o-n.... Read More »

Tackling Corruption in the Global Arms Trade

Nov-02-17 | DATE: Thursday, November 2 2017 TIME: 10:00-11:30AM LOCATION: Center for International Policy 2000 M St NW, Basement Conference Room A, Washington DC, 20036

As the Trump Administration seeks record U.S. arms sales and renewed military engagement in places such as Afghanistan, there are increased risks of corruption undermining U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. Globally, the arms trade is highly prone to corruption, and there have been several high-profile cases in U.S. courts of bribery in the defense sector. While U.S. law enforcement is increasing its efforts under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, it appears U.S. regulators are weakening some key anti-corruption measures. This will put extra pressure on the U.S. officials and companies that are attempting to address domestic and foreign corruption as well as to ensure weapons transfers are not diverted to criminal or terrorist organizations. Experts with experience in U.S. export enforcement, tracking the U.S. and global arms trade and corruption, and U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan will discuss these challenges and trends. They will also offer new recommendations on what can be done to counter corruption in the arms trade... Read More »

Celebrate the Renewal and Legacy of CIP

Oct-27-17 | Stewart Mott House

Join us as we bid farewell to William Goodfellow and welcome new CIP executive Director, Salih Booker during a time when progressive foreign policy ideas are urgently needed.... Read More »

Writers LIVE: Melvin A. Goodman, CIA Whistleblower

Oct-24-17 | 415 Park Ave Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Read more at http://events.citypaper.com/events/writers-live-melvin-a-goodman-cia-whistleblower-baltimore-20171024-event#yEgCVdsVtcBDmUOZ.99

Goodman, former CIA analyst and writer, exposes the political corruption that he witnessed within the CIA after 24 years of working there. His new book, Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence, not only details the questionable practices from over 25 years ago, but also provides insight for future reforms. The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of Goodman's book for sale at a book signing following the program. For more info, contact tdimond@prattlibrary.org Read more at http://events.citypaper.com/events/writers-live-melvin-a-goodman-cia-whistleblower-baltimore-20171024-event#yEgCVdsVtcBDmUOZ.99... Read More »

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