Recent Publications & Commentary

Whistleblower at the CIA

by Melvin A. Goodman

February 2017 | Book

Mel Goodman will be lecturing at the University of North Carolina on October 3rd and at Yale University on October 17th. His book "Whistleblower at the CIA" will be published February 2017 and is posted on Amazon.com for advance sale. See more at melvingoodman.com.... Read More »

5 things the Trump team needs to know about foreign aid

by Diana Ohlbaum

The Hill, December 2016 | Article

As President-elect Donald Trump's transition teams arrive at the Department of State and other foreign policy agencies, they are no doubt being inundated with briefing papers and policy recommendations... Read More »

Trump’s Reliance on the Military

by Melvin A. Goodman

Consortium News, December 2016 | Article

Given how militaristic the State Department has become, it might make sense for President-elect Trump to turn to generals for his national security team, but there are risks in that, too, says ex-CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman... Read More »

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The US Does Right at the UN

by Elizabeth Newhouse

10-28-16

The surprising vote by the United States this week to abstain from the annual UN resolution denouncing the U.S. embargo on Cuba reaffirmed to the world the Obama Administration’s resolve to repair relations with Cuba. The abstention—the first such U.S. vote in 25 years—made it clear that even though bound by law to uphold the embargo, this administration regards it as outmoded, counterproductive, and in need of repeal... Read More »

An Open Letter to Congress

by CIP, Win Without War

04-07-16

As you consider the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2017, the undersigned groups appreciate your consideration of the following options for savings to comply with the spending caps put in place by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015... Read More »

Coalition: Implementation of Iran Deal and Prisoner Release A Big Win For Diplomac

by Win Without War

01-16-16

The Win Without War coalition applauded today’s announcement that the nuclear agreement with Iran has successfully shrunk Iran’s nuclear program and that the Iranian government has released five US citizens. The coalition of national nonprofits also pledged to challenge misguided and partisan attempts to undermine these diplomatic achievements... Read More »

Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Yemen

William D. Hartung quoted

12-05-16

Many believe that, should the US demand an end to the bombings, Saudi Arabia would have to oblige. William Hartung, from the Center for International Policy, stated that “without US support, there’s no way Saudi coalition could wage war at this level”... Read More »

The Rules of the (Trump) Game

William D. Hartung quoted

12-03-16

William Hartung, at the Center for International Policy, A Pentagon Rising: Is a Trump Presidency Good News for the Military-Industrial Complex? notes how "Pentagon spending is one of the worst possible ways of creating jobs... Read More »

Mattis at Pentagon

William D. Hartung quoted

12-02-16

"The person currently rumored to be the frontrunner ... is General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, a 44-year Marine and former head of the U.S. Central Command who left the military in 2013 amid disagreements with the Obama administration over how many troops to deploy in Iraq and how hard a line to take on Iran"... Read More »

Made in America - Human rights in Mexico and Mexican migrants against Trump

Laura Carlsen interviewed

11-28-16

Laura Carlsen discusses with Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, president of the United States National Bar Association, in the studio of Rompeviento TV; And Stephanie Bello, executive assistant of the Migrant Center of the Church of San Francisco in New York.... Read More »

Analyst: Trump’s CIA director pick Mike Pompeo an apologist for agency’s crimes

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed

11-21-16

The Trump administration will be inheriting a Central Intelligence Agency that has become essentially a paramilitary organization... Read More »

Will Trump's Immigration Crackdown Be a "Cash Machine" for Military & Private Prison Contractors?

William D. Hartung interviewed

11-11-16

By now, global markets have rebounded after plummeting upon the news of Trump’s victory...Meanwhile, stocks also surged for many military contractors, including Raytheon, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Boeing... Read More »

National Geographic Channel: Years of Living Dangerously

11-23-16 | Season 2, Episode 4: “FUELING THE FIRE” with correspondents: Gisele Bündchen and Arnold Schwarzenegger Second showing: Wed., Nov 23rd at 11 pm, or watch anytime via ON DEMAND (free if you subscribe to National Geographic TV)

The outcome of the U.S. Presidential election suggests that it is more urgent than ever that we work to raise awareness about the serious threat that runaway carbon emissions pose for the future of our planet. But even though this threat is dire, the good news is that there are greener, cleaner, and economically sound solutions that can be scaled up right now... Read More »

Bill Goodfellow Keynote Speaker

11-14-16 | November 14, 2016 Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Economists for Peace and Security will conduct its 9th annual policy symposium at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington DC on November 14, 2016 to discuss the economic dimensions of the most pressing global security issues and those facing the domestic economy... Read More »

Into the Light

10-30-16 | NEXT EPISODE AIRS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 INTO THE LIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

From executive producer Jeff Horowitz, the next episode of Years of Living Dangerously, Into the Light featuring David Letterman, airs Sunday, October 30th #yearsproject ... Read More »

CIP in the Press
  • Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Yemen

    William D. Hartung quoted

    The McGill International Review , 12-05-16

    Many believe that, should the US demand an end to the bombings, Saudi Arabia would have to oblige. William Hartung, from the Center for International Policy, stated that “without US support, there’s no way Saudi coalition could wage war at this level”...Read More »

  • The Rules of the (Trump) Game

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Sputnik International, 12-03-16

    William Hartung, at the Center for International Policy, A Pentagon Rising: Is a Trump Presidency Good News for the Military-Industrial Complex? notes how "Pentagon spending is one of the worst possible ways of creating jobs...Read More »

  • Mattis at Pentagon

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Kansas City InfoZine, 12-02-16

    "The person currently rumored to be the frontrunner ... is General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, a 44-year Marine and former head of the U.S. Central Command who left the military in 2013 amid disagreements with the Obama administration over how many troops to deploy in Iraq and how hard a line to take on Iran"...Read More »