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Israel Gives Up Little to Get Largest Ever U.S. Arms Deal

by Seth Binder

LobeLog, Sep-16-2016 | Article

After pushing off negotiations until the Iran deal concluded, Netanyahu has “settled” for the largest military aid package to any country in the history of U.S. security assistance. The deal will provide Israel $38 billion over ten years starting in 2019. Although the record deal does contain some significant Israeli concessions compared to the last agreement, little is likely to change... Read More »

How Did a Nuclear Warhead End Up Lying in a Ditch in Arkansas?

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Sep-13-2016 | Article

The documentary Command and Control shows just how horrifyingly vulnerable we are to errors involving nuclear weapons. The question is not just whether Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un can be trusted with nuclear weapons; it is whether it is safe for any nation to possess them at all... Read More »

How the Pentagon became the world's weapon system superstore

by William D. Hartung

War College, Sep-08-2016 | Interview

The United States is the world's largest arms merchant. It's not even close. So, who decides what gets sold, and to whom? And how closely does anyone follow the rules? This week on War College we look at the upsides, and the downsides, of having such a big share of the arms market... Read More »

Donald Trump, here's the 'extreme vetting' that's already happening

by Diana Ohlbaum

The Hill, Sep-02-2016 | Article

It’s hard to know where to start with GOP nominee Donald Trump's proposal for "extreme vetting" of prospective entrants into the United States. The odious nature of demanding adherence to a particular set of views in order to gain admission to a country founded on freedom of speech? The impossibility of determining a person's innermost beliefs and private opinions? The irony that Trump would be unlikely to pass his own tests of rejecting bigotry and hatred, and demonstrating respect for gay people, women and minorities?... Read More »

Trump's Wall is Tantamount to Act of War: Outrage in Mexico as President Peña Nieto Meets with Trump

by Laura Carlsen

DemocracyNow, Sep-01-2016 | Interview

On Wednesday, Donald Trump traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who once compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. The Mexican president came under fire for inviting Trump to meet with him in Mexico, a move many critics saw as legitimizing Trump’s positions. We speak to Laura Carlsen, director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy... Read More »

Wars eventually end with negotiated settlements

by Bill Goodfellow

Aug-29-2016 | Press Release

The announcement that the Colombian government and the FARC revolutionaries have reached a deal to end that country’s 52-year-old civil war is a reminder that all wars, however intractable they may seem at the time, eventually end with negotiated settlements. An estimated 220,000 people died in Colombia’s civil war and over five million were displaced. ... Read More »

Centre Provides Interns with a Chance to Take on the Nation’s Capital

by Jared Thompson

Aug-27-2016 | Article

Jared Thompson, an international studies major, spent his summer in the capital working as a research intern for the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM), a project of the Center for International Policy that tracks security assistance given by the United States government to foreign powers.... Read More »

Mexican Teachers Set to Strike On First Day of School Over Neoliberal Education Reform

by Laura Carlsen

The Real News, Aug-17-2016 | Interview

Over a dozen teachers and their supporters have been killed by state violence since June, and the teachers say they are being threatened with further violence. Now joining us to discuss this again is Laura Carlsen... Read More »

‘You Don’t Get the Full Picture of What a Devastating Trade This Is’

by William D. Hartung, Aug-12-2016 | Interview

Janine Jackson interviewed William Hartung about US arms sales for the August 5, 2016, episode of CounterSpin... Read More »

William Hartung on US Arms Trade

by William D. Hartung

CounterSpin, Aug-05-2016 | Interview

“When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it. Not so with the global arms trade.” That’s the lead on a recent article by William Hartung. He’s director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of, most recently, Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. We’ll ask him how it is that we hear so little about an industry that’s so big... Read More »

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