Recent Publications & Commentary

Trump's Love Affair With the Saudis

by William D. Hartung

Common Dreams, June 2017 |

At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more dangerous than in his sudden love affair with the Saudi royal family. It could in the end destabilize the Middle East in ways not seen in our lifetimes (which, given the growing chaos in the region, is no small thing to say)... Read More »

Reality of North Korean Missiles vs. the Mythology of Missile Defense

by Melvin A. Goodman

Counter Punch, June 2017 |

Last month, the mainstream media endorsed the Pentagon’s description of a collision between an American interceptor rocket and a mock intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean as the “first successful test of whether it could shoot down a North Korean warhead racing toward the United States.” Nonsense!... Read More »

Statement on Today’s Senate Vote on the Sale of Precision-Guided Munitions to Saudi Arabia

by Stephen Miles

Common Dreams, June 2017 |

Win Without War Director Stephen Miles issued the following statement regarding today’s Senate vote on whether to block precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia... Read More »

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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 »


by Bill Goodfellow


John Niles, the Center for International Policy’s board chair, has announced that I will be stepping down as executive director. After 42 years, I need a change and I believe CIP will benefit from a leader with new ideas and new energy. With Donald Trump in the White House, we face enormous challenges and we will have to dramatically ramp up our activities to respond to what I believe is the greatest threat to world peace since the end of World War II... Read More »

US Occupation of Afghanistan 'The Main Obstacle' to Peace: Taliban

Stephen Miles quoted


Comments from Taliban chief come as Pentagon weighs sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan... Read More »

Burger King Pledges To End Deforestation By 2030, Scientists Sceptical

Glenn Hurowitz quoted


Burger King pledged to respect the land rights of communities who live in areas where its suppliers cultivate soy, cattle and other farm products to make sure local people grant informed consent concerning development on their land... Read More »

An In-Depth Look at the Deep State & Shadow Government

William D. Hartung quoted


Shadow government and deep state are both political terms in a sense, as they’re used to define the groups of people who control the U.S. government. I’m not referring to the people within political parties that perceivably control the system — not the Presidents or Congress — but the individuals and the companies who control the government and influence policies and decisions... Read More »

In-Depth Interview: CIA Whistleblower Mel Goodman Talks About His New Book and Politicization of CIA

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed


Mel Goodman is an expert on Russia who blew the whistle by testifying against the confirmation of Robert Gates to head the CIA in 1991. In his new book, he details that experience, and gives us many reasons not to trust the CIA today.Goodman's latest book is Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence... Read More »

Your Call: Whistleblower at the CIA

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed


Goodman says the system for keeping America's intelligence community accountable is broken. Federal employees fear reprisal if they reveal violations. When whistleblowers leak information, the contents of their disclosures don't become the target of investigations or media attention, they do. Why is whistleblowing so important... Read More »

Trump Frees Mattis to Escalate Endless Afghan War

Stephen Miles interviewed


As Defense Secretary James Mattis is authorized to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, Stephen Miles of Win Without War says the U.S. and other foreign powers should focus on a political solution... 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 »

Melvin Goodman: Whistleblower at the CIA Book Release


Melvin Goodman release his newest book "Whistleblower at the CIA" in a sit-down with Daniel Ellsberg. The event will be hosted by Dennis Bernstein. ... Read More »

Whistleblower at the CIA Reception and Book Signing

05-31-17 | Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 4:30-6:00pm 2000 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Basement Conference Center

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 4:30-6:00pm 2000 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Basement Conference Center... Read More »

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