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Interviews from Mexico - Cinema and the War on Drugs

by Laura Carlsen

TeleSUR English, December 2015 | Video, Interview

Interviews from Mexico - Cinema and the War on Drugs: In this episode of TeleSur's "Interviews From Mexico" Host Laura Carlsen interviews film director Bernardo Ruiz, whose latest production, Kingdom of Shadows, considers the human face of the war on drugs through the three individual stories, of a human rights activist, a former drug smuggler, and a retired undercover U.S. federal agent. Ruiz discusses what he hoped to accomplish with the film and the various facets of the war on drugs.... Read More »

CIP Applauds U.S.-Cuba Agreement

by Elizabeth Newhouse

November 2015 | Press Release

The Center for International Policy welcomes the landmark agreement by the governments of the United States and Cuba to dramatically increase the cooperation by the two countries on shared environmental issues. ... Read More »

New Book Assesses State of 'America's War Machine' Five Decades After Ike's Speech

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, November 2015 | Article

The McCartneys' book provides a crisp, clear analysis of the state of the MIC more than 50 years after Eisenhower and his advisors coined the term. The authors deploy dozens of examples to make their case that unfortunately, the MIC is alive and well, with an outsized role in determining not only how much to spend on the Pentagon, but also on whether the country is at war or at peace... Read More »

Merchants of Menace: How US Arms Sales are Fueling Middle East Wars

by William D. Hartung

CounterPunch, November 2015 | Article

The majority of the Obama administration’s major arms sales have gone to the Middle East and Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia topping the list with over $49 billion in new agreements. This is particularly troubling given the complex array of conflicts raging throughout the region, and given the Saudi regime’s use of U.S.-supplied weaponry in its military intervention in Yemen... Read More »

News Flash: Bomber Lobby Wants More Bombers

by William D. Hartung

The Huffington Post, November 2015 | Article

The ink is barely dry on the Air Force's press release announcing the selection of Northrop Grumman as the prime contractor to build 100 new bombers, and the bomber lobby is already pushing to double that amount... Read More »