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Trump’s arms sales policy puts contractors above common sense

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, April 2018 | Article

In a move that poses grave risks to U.S. security, the Trump administration’s newly released conventional arms transfer policy will put jobs and the interests of arms manufacturers ahead of safety, security, and human rights in its decisions on who the United States should arm... Read More »

How War and Weapons Trading Are Fueling the Global Refugee Crisis

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, April 2018 | Article

Few would argue that the world faces a refugee crisis, but not nearly enough is being done to prevent the creation of new refugees or to help those already displaced from their homes... Read More »

Trump’s Wag The Dog Strategy On Syria Helps No One – Not Even Himself

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, April 2018 | Article

After a few days of threatening tweets and tough guy rhetoric, Donald Trump went ahead and instructed the U.S. military to bomb Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians there that has been widely attributed to the Assad regime... Read More »

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Win Without War: Budget Deal Encourages More Pentagon Waste

by Stephen Miles


Win Without War Director Stephen Miles released the following statement regarding the recently announced budget deal:... Read More »

CIP Launches Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

by CIP


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William Hartung - Divest from the War Machine Summit

by William D. Hartung


William Hartung (Center for International Policy) speaks at CODEPINK's Divest from the War Machine summit, 10/21/2017... Read More »

Hawking drones to U.S. allies, Trump loosens policy on arms sales to foreign countries

William D. Hartung quoted


President Trump loosened U.S. policy on arms sales to foreign governments Thursday in an effort to sell more American-made military equipment to allies around the world... Read More »

How Trump plans to arm the world with US weapons

William D. Hartung quoted


While the US is already a dominant force in global weapons trade, President Donald Trump wants to make it easier to put American-made weapons into the hands of US allies and partners -- unveiling a new plan on Thursday that he hopes will expedite the current arms transfer process... Read More »

Trump is 'reversing relations' and returning US to 'neo-colonial attitudes', says Raul Castro

Elizabeth Newhouse quoted


The 86-year-old spoke as he was replaced as Cuba's president ... Read More »

vAmerica’s #1 Weapons Salesman: Trump Promotes U.S. Arms Manufacturers & Weakens Export Rules

William D. Hartung interviewed


he Trump administration is expected to announce the new rules as early as Thursday. We speak to Mike Stone of Reuters and William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy... Read More »

Dr. Melvin Goodman: “We Obviously Learned Nothing from The Loss in Vietnam Forty Years Ago”

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed


In your must-read book “Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence”, you make a historical testimony about the internal functioning of the American intelligence community... Read More »

Former shadow Health Minister on solving the NHS crisis & Pentagon official on Kabul attack (E592)

Matthew Hoh interviewed


Former Pentagon and US State Department official Matthew Hoh explains why the United States aims for a perpetual state of war... Read More »

US Role in a Changing World: Militarization of US Foreign Policy and the Future of Global Security

04-12-18 | Thursday, April 12, 2018 (Lunch) TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

Join CIP's William Hartung at the Women's National Democratic Club for a lecture and lunch. This talk will discuss the consequences of our current approach to solving complex security challenges, and how to create a more effective, less militarized approach to protecting America and the world... Read More »

Investing in Minds, Not Missiles: Recucing the Treat of Nuclear War

04-09-18 | Panel A Continuing Dangers from Nuclear Weapons: The Weapons Lobby: William Hartung (Center for International Policy)

MIT Panel A - Continuing Dangers from Nuclear Weapons: The Weapons Lobby: William Hartung (Center for International Policy)... Read More »

Jobs, Security, and Human Rights: Striking a Balance in U.S. Arms Export Policy

04-05-18 | DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM (90 minutes) LOCATION: Center for International Policy, 2000 M Street NW, Basement Conf. Room A, Washington, DC 20036C, 20036

Join leading experts in this event, which will seek to answer two main questions: 1) Are arms exports the best way to create jobs in the United States?; and 2) How should the administration and the Congress balance economic, strategic, and human rights factors to ensure that U.S. arms exports are serving U.S. and global security interests? This event is co-hosted by the Security Assistance Monitor and Forum on the Arms Trade. Media are especially encouraged to attend.... Read More »

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