Recent Publications & Commentary

The Lies on Afghanistan Trump Will Now Tell

by Matthew Hoh

Common Dreams, August 2017 |

There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military contractors or the Afghan drug barons, of whom an extremely large share are our allies in the Afghan government, militias and security forces, there has only been suffering and destruction... Read More »

Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: The Corporate Connection

by Derek Paulhus, William D. Hartung

August 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 »

And the Foreign Affairs Reorganization Fight Is On!

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, August 2017 |

Buffeted by a double whammy of restructuring proposals—one from the White House recommending a transfer of the State Department’s Population, Refugees, and Migration Bureau (PRM) to the Department of Homeland Security, another from development experts recommending a merger of PRM’s programs into the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—the heavyweights are striking back... Read More »

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Press Room

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 Arab Emirates created a “slush fund” using money meant for domestic economic development projects and funneled it to a high-profile think tank in the United States, emails obtained by The Intercept show... Read More »

Progressive Policy Hits Middle East Bump

Stephen Miles quoted


A panel discussion at the Netroots Nation conference... Read More »

Why defense firms stayed silent after Charlottesville; Making weapons do more; Lockheed gets huge SOCOM deal. And more.

William D. Hartung, Derek Paulhus quoted


Bill Hartung at the Center for International Policy has a new report that details four U.S. defense firms that provide the bulk of American-made arms to Saudi Arabia... Read More »

30,000 Mexicans Have Disappeared in Past 10 Years

Laura Carlsen interviewed


Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that as thousands disappear the Mexican government has turns a blind eye instead of investigating and preventing disappearances... Read More »

William Goodfellow Interview of VOA

Bill Goodfellow interviewed


William Goodfellow interviewed on this thoughts about the future of Afghanistan and US involvement there.... Read More »

Bannon and Blackwater Want to Outsource Afghan War

Matthew Hoh interviewed


With the Afghan war in a violent stalemate, President Trump and his top advisers have considered proposals to outsource the anti-Taliban fight to private mercenaries... 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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