Recent Publications & Commentary

Loving USAID to Death

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, September 2017 |

For those who recall the relentless attacks on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the recent outpouring of support for the institution and its mission is simply stunning... Read More »

The Divine in the Resistance

by Matthew Hoh

Common Dreams, September 2017 |

The fight to end racism, greed and militarism that foster America’s wars at home and abroad... Read More »

Burning Paradise: One Year Later

by Glenn Hurowitz

YouTube, September 2017 | Video

This week marks one year since we launched our “Burning Paradise” report to kick off the Korindo campaign... Read More »

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CIP Announces Salih Booker as New Executive Director

by CIP


(Washington) – The Center for International Policy (CIP) has chosen Salih Booker as its new executive director to succeed William Goodfellow beginning September 1, 2017... Read More »

Solving Climate Change, Trump or No Trump

by Glenn Hurowitz


Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris agreement is one of the most irresponsible steps ever taken by an American leader. The United States should be leading the charge for climate action instead of engaging in a hysterical and dishonest ployundercut progress. As reckless as Trump’s action is, however, it doesn’t need to be the end of climate action... Read More »


by CIP


The Center for International Policy’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator... Read More »


William D. Hartung quoted


THE UNITED STATES has come under increasing scrutiny for what seems like unconditional support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition waging a brutal air war in Yemen... Read More »

RI invests millions for job-training in ‘public-private partnership’ with EB

William D. Hartung quoted


In the best of times, Electric Boat has buoyed the state’s economy. In the worst of times, reliance on the defense industry has been costly. Today, subs are central to national security. But political currents change, and R.I. is spending millions to help train the corporate giant’s workforce.... Read More »

The question beneath Electric Boat’s ascent: Why do we need these ships?

William D. Hartung quoted


To keep rogue states and rival superpowers from ‘doing the unthinkable,’ the argument goes. But critics have other priorities — schools, roads, renewable energy — and ask ‘at what cost?’... Read More »

Mexico-Based Laura Carlsen Discusses the Country's Devastating Earthquake

Laura Carlsen interviewed


The mainstream media has been largely preoccupied with Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida, so much so that is has been difficult to get information on the major 8.1 earthquake that struck Mexico on Thursday, September 7. Over 95 people have been killed, a number that may rise, and 2.5 million people are in need of assistance. Our guest is Mexico City-based Laura Carlsen... Read More »

After Irma, a Look at Why Cubans are 15 Times Less Likely to Die from Hurricanes Than Americans

Elizabeth Newhouse interviewed


One of the Caribbean islands hardest hit by Hurricane Irma was Cuba, where 10 people died. Irma hit Cuba’s northern coast as a Category 5 storm... Read More »

State Dept. Official Who Quit in 2009 over U.S. War in Afghanistan Speaks Out on Trump’s Troop Surge

Matthew Hoh interviewed


President Trump has announced plans to escalate the U.S. war in Afghanistan—already the longest war in U.S. history. While Trump offered few specifics during his prime-time address Monday night, he has reportedly already signed off on a plan to send about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan... Read More »

Politics and Prose with Melvin Goodman

07-17-17 | Politics and Prose

Mel Goodman, a former CIA analyst, has been writing and speaking on CIA transgressions since 1991, when he testified against the confirmation of Robert M. Gates to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.... Read More »

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration

06-29-17 | Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:00am–11:00am The Gold Room — 2168 Rayburn House Office Building

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration, What Was Promised, What Was Delivered, and How We Can Do Better With NAFTA-Renegotiations ... Read More »

#87 in the Great Minds Series: Whistleblower at the CIA

06-25-17 | WHERE: 939 San Vicente Blvd Santa Monica, CA. 90402 DATE: Sunday, June 25, 2015, 4:30PM TICKETS: $25.00 includes Smorgasbord and drinks PDLA and SCADA MEMBERS, $20.00

Russia expert and former CIA analyst Mel Goodman tells the inside story of political corruption at the organization, and what he did to try to stop it. Moderated by Robert Scheer.... Read More »

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