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Fighting for Peace: The Tricky Business of Using Greater Force in UN Peace Operations

by Nicole Ball

March 2015 | Policy Brief

The increased political willingness by UN member states to authorise the use of force has developed well ahead of their risk tolerance and matching capabilities... Read More »

A Lot Could Go Wrong Here

by William D. Hartung

U.S. News, March 2015 | Article

Congress must demand transparency about Obama's new policy to expand exports of armed drones... Read More »

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

by CIP

March 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

Huffington Post, March 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 »

Don't Defund, Just Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security

by Tom Barry

Boston Review, February 2015 | Article

The Republican majority has refused to approve new funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Following the lead of the party’s most conservative members, congressional Republicans will reject a new DHS budget unless President Obama reverses his November 2014 executive order to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation. Republicans are right to obstruct the routine annual funding of DHS—but they are doing it for the wrong reasons... Read More »