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Public Confidence in the Mueller Investigations and Other Russia Investigations

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, December 2017 | Article

In late November, as part of our monthly tracking of confidence in institutions engaged in national security activities, we polled for the second month on the question of “How much confidence do you have in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's fairness and objectivity in investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters?”... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: November 2017

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, December 2017 | Article

In July we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing bas... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Dangerous Love Affair With Saudi Arabia & Its Impacts on Mideast Security

by William D. Hartung

December 2017 |

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States shocked the world. The contrast between his worldview and that of his predecessor, Barack Obama, could not have been starker. The global forces of authoritarianism were given a huge boost by this turn of events while supporters of democracy and human rights were left demoralized and disillusioned. Among the governments that openly celebrated the 2016 presidential result, one country stands out—the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia... Read More »

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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 »

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 »


William D. Hartung quoted


On October 4, U.S. Special Forces soldiers, operating alongside local troops, were ambushed by Islamist militants in the West African nation of Niger... Read More »

Assassination of Former Yemeni President Exacerbates Iran-Saudi Proxy War

William D. Hartung quoted


Monday’s news that former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh had been shot dead sent shock waves well beyond the geopolitical borders of the Middle East... Read More »

America’s Military-Industrial Addiction

William D. Hartung quoted


The Military-Industrial Complex has loomed over America ever since President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of its growing influence during his prescient farewell address on Jan. 17, 1961... Read More »

New campaign in Colombia urges female victims of violence to ‘Break the Silence’

Laura Carlsen interviewed


Marchers around the world are calling for the elimination of violence against women. Those in Colombia face some of the worst global violence. Officials there say six women every hour are abused by their partners. And, that many are too afraid – or ashamed – to talk about it... Read More »

Laura Carlsen on causes of gender-based violence in Mexico

Laura Carlsen interviewed


Violence against women is an issue worldwide, but especially so in Mexico. Drug and gang related violence regularly targets women, forcing the government to create special tools like “gender alerts” to combat the issue. Laura Carlsen, director of the America’s program at the Center for International Policy, discusses violence against women in Mexico with CGTN’s Susan Roberts... Read More »

Divided Congress Unites to Spend $700B on Military and War

William D. Hartung interviewed


House Democrats and Republicans have approved a nearly $700 billion military spending bill, almost $100 billion more than President Trump and the war profiteers he's appointed had sought ... Read More »

At the Turning Point: Economics, Security, and American Politics

11-13-17 | November 13, 2017 1100 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20005 Suite 200 East, 2nd floor, east tower

Economists for Peace and Security will hold its 10th annual policy Symposium in Washington DC on November 13, 2017, to discuss economics, and American politics as well as the economic dimensions of current critical security issues. The program will feature three panels of senior specialists who will present the elements of a program to address the most fundamental issues animating American political discourse... Read More »

"Whistleblower at the CIA" Author Talk and Book Signing

11-07-17 | East City BOokshop

Join CIP Senior Fellow Melvin Goodman at East City Bookshop for a rare insider's account of America's intelligence community.... Read More »

Tackling Corruption in the Global Arms Trade

11-02-17 | DATE: Thursday, November 2 2017 TIME: 10:00-11:30AM LOCATION: Center for International Policy 2000 M St NW, Basement Conference Room A, Washington DC, 20036

Please join experts with experience in U.S. export enforcement, the global arms trade and corruption, and U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan to discuss new challenges and opportunities to address corruption in the arms trade.... Read More »

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