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The CIA’s Double Standard Revisited

by CIP

Counterpunch, August 2018 | Article

CIP's Melvin A. Goodman talks about The Central Intelligence Agency's practice of double standards for many years... Read More »

Letters From the August 27-September 3, 2018, Issue

by CIP

The Nation, August 2018 | Article

In-justice… America’s war habit… Editors’ note… Nicaragua: where the truth lies (web only)... Read More »

UN Vote Buying: A Bad Idea That Never Dies

by Diana Ohlbaum

Lobe Log, August 2018 | Article

The Trump administration is agitating for a “sweeping reassessment” of the way foreign aid is distributed. Rather than making decisions based on where it is needed most or how it can be put to best use, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is proposing to tie aid to how countries vote in the UN General Assembly... Read More »

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Press Release: CIP’s Foreign Influence Transparency Proposal Becomes Law

by Ben Freeman


Today the President signed into law the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill includes provisions from the Countering Foreign Propaganda Act, first introduced by Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), which the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative (FITI) at the Center for International Policy helped to craft and loudly supported.... Read More »

Recent Pentagon Increases Exceed Russia’s Entire Military Budget

by William D. Hartung


The House of Representatives’ $716 billion Fiscal Year 2019 Pentagon spending bill is one of the largest since World War II. Spending at this level is both dangerous and unnecessary. It’s good news for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and other weapons contractors, but bad news for the rest of us... Read More »

Open Society Foundations Announce Summer 2018 New Executives Fund Recipients

by CIP


Eight newly appointed leaders of nonprofit organizations, in countries ranging from the United States to Senegal, have been awarded New Executives Fund grants to help implement their vision of change, the Open Society Foundations announced today. The recipients represent a wide array of organizations focused on open society concerns, including but not limited to youth empowerment, women’s rights, antidiscrimination, and drug policy reform... Read More »

Exclusive: As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, U.S. cuts military training programs

Security Assistance Monitor quoted


President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, U.S. officials say... Read More »

When Donald Trump Won, South Korea Started Raining Cash on D.C.

Ben Freeman quoted


Forget China, Russia, or the Saudis, South Korea is the country spending the most to influence Washington. ‘When Trump got elected, we saw an absolute surge,’ one expert says... Read More »

United Nations, LI activists mark 73rd Hiroshima bombing anniversary

William D. Hartung quoted


Long Island-based activists sought to bolster support for an international treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons Monday night on the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima... Read More »

Former CIA Russian Analyst on Trump/Putin Meeting & Saving the Ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu

CIP interviewed


A conversation on the fallout over the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. We speak to former CIA specialist Mel Goodman... Read More »

Trump’s Real NATO Agenda? More Money for War

William D. Hartung interviewed


As prominent US media and political figures warned that he might dismantle NATO, President Trump wrapped up the summit by bragging that he had convinced allied members to spend more on the military. We speak to Bill Hartung, Director of Arms & Security Project, Center for International Policy... Read More »

Black Agenda Report Radio

William D. Hartung interviewed


Margaret Kimberley on the CBC protecting police as a class, William Hartung on the bloated US military budget, Akile Anai on reparations and protecting the homeless in St. Petersburg FL, Green candidate Laura Wells gets a one on one with Barbara Lee... Read More »

Building informed democracy in an era of endless war

06-30-18 | Open the Govt.

We’d like to invite you to join a series of strategy roundtables to identify the primary barriers to public access to information on different aspects of U.S. wars, as well as the accountability tools and mechanisms that need to be strengthened (think whistleblower protections, FOIA, Congressional oversight, etc).... Read More »

Dismantling Racism in U.S. Foreign Policy

06-11-18 | FCNL

Join us on June 26th at the Friends Committee on National Legislation for a conversation with CIP Pres. Salih Booker on racism in U.S. foreign policy, the lack of diversity among policymakers, and some ways to move forward... Read More »

Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade

05-22-18 | DATE: May 22, 2018 TIME: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM LOCATION: Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government. Join us as we look into the effects of the global arms trade on human and national security, and discuss how the U.S. can better assess risk when transferring arms. ... Read More »

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