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Trump Admin. Continues Spike in Counterterrorism Aid to Africa

by Security Assistance Monitor

Security Assistance Monitor, May 2018 | Press Release

U.S. Counterterrorism Aid Globally Increasingly Focused on Foreign Militaries, Border Security, and Anti-Radicalization... Read More »

BlackRock: Funding War, Preaching Social Responsibility

by William D. Hartung

Medium, May 2018 | Article

With $5 trillion in assets under its control, BlackRock is the largest corporation of its kind in the world. In recent years the company has been seeking to burnish its image by urging the companies it funds to take into account the concerns of the communities in which they operate, including showing leadership on “environmental, social and governance matters.” ... Read More »


by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, May 2018 | Article

Report shows lawmakers cater to contractors, not the troops... Read More »

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Sixteen German and American Young Professionals Selected for Inaugural Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship

by Ben Freeman


Cultural Vistas has assembled a diverse itinerary that includes meetings with representatives of Politifact, The Associated Press, The New York Times, National Association for Media Literacy Education, Center for International Policy's Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative, and Charlottesville's The Daily Progress, among others... Read More »

Win Without War: Budget Deal Encourages More Pentagon Waste

by Stephen Miles


Win Without War Director Stephen Miles released the following statement regarding the recently announced budget deal:... Read More »

CIP Launches Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

by CIP


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Iran war concerns complicate use of force debate on Capitol Hill

Win Without War quoted


Congressional efforts to update the president’s ability to battle terrorist groups are running into resistance from Democrats and anti-war groups worried about the Donald Trump administration’s hawkish turn... Read More »

Democrats Shamed for Supporting Gina Haspel, CIA Nominee Who Oversaw 'Chaining Detainees to Ceiling for Days, Naked or in Diapers'

Win Without War quoted


ACLU reminded lawmakers that Trump's nominee also "oversaw torture methods based on 1960s-era experiments on dogs."... Read More »

Trump Administration Advances Plan to Relax Gun-Export Rules

Colby Goodman quoted


The Trump administration on Monday advanced a long-sought-after plan to relax export rules for American small arms, including semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and sniper rifles... Read More »

An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence

Melvin A. Goodman interviewed


Talk by Mel Goodman author of "Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence" recorded May 11, 2018 at University Book Store in Seattle... Read More »

Migrants Arrive in Mexico, Requesting Asylum at Border

Laura Carlsen interviewed


As more than a hundred refugees from Central America arrived at the US border with Mexico earlier this week American immigration authorities have begun letting a handful trickle in through the border to process their asylum applications... Read More »

Ben Freeman Interview

Ben Freeman interviewed


Ben Freeman commenting on foreign influence... Read More »

Whistleblower at the CIA Book Talk and Signing

05-11-18 | University Book Store 4326 University AVE NE Seattle WA 98105

Join us for a Q and A with CIP Senior Fellow, Mel Goodman on his book, Whistleblower at the CIA... Read More »

US Role in a Changing World: Militarization of US Foreign Policy and the Future of Global Security

04-12-18 | Thursday, April 12, 2018 (Lunch) TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

Join CIP's William Hartung at the Women's National Democratic Club for a lecture and lunch. This talk will discuss the consequences of our current approach to solving complex security challenges, and how to create a more effective, less militarized approach to protecting America and the world... Read More »

Investing in Minds, Not Missiles: Recucing the Treat of Nuclear War

04-09-18 | Panel A Continuing Dangers from Nuclear Weapons: The Weapons Lobby: William Hartung (Center for International Policy)

MIT Panel A - Continuing Dangers from Nuclear Weapons: The Weapons Lobby: William Hartung (Center for International Policy)... Read More »

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