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15 Years Later, CIP Commemorates Disastrous US Choices in Iraq

by CIP

Mar-19-2018 | Article

On the 15h Anniversary of the Iraq War, Center for International Policy experts comment on the disastrous choices the US has made in Iraq since 2003... Read More »

A Russian Perspective On Korean Denuclearization

by Charles Knight

Lobe Log, Mar-18-2018 | Interview, Article

I met Anastasia Barannikova this last December when I visited the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. I was there to participate in discussions with eight of the university’s regional security experts about the situation in Korea, only a few hundred kilometers distant from where we sat. In my notes I circled Anastasia Barannikova’s name. Her colleagues mentioned that she had the best set of contacts with North Koreans... Read More »

Caveat Emptor: MSNBC and CNN Use CIA Apologists for False Commentary

by Melvin A. Goodman

Counterpunch, Mar-16-2018 |

MSNBC prides itself for progressive reporting on national security issues but continues to use apologists for the Central Intelligence Agency in reporting on key intelligence issues... Read More »

How The Iraq War Destabilized The Entire Middle East

by Melvin A. Goodman

The Iranian, Mar-16-2018 | Article

As we approach the fifteenth anniversary of the unwarranted invasion of Iraq, which we are still paying for in so many ways, it is important to remember the misuse of intelligence that provided a false justification for war... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: February 2018

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Mar-16-2018 | Article

In July, we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis. This post provides our data for the month of February... Read More »

Mohammed Bin Salman: Brave Reformer Or Reckless Autocrat?

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, Mar-15-2018 | Article

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman—popularly referred to as MbS—will be in Washington next week to kick off a two-week U.S. public-relations tour designed to solidify his image as a reformer and seek investments in his ambitious reform plan for the Saudi economy... Read More »

Iraq: Weighing the costs of war

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Mar-13-2018 | Article

The war in Iraq, which began 15 years ago this month, was an unnecessary conflict spurred on by misleading claims about Saddam’s Hussein’s possession of weapons of mass destruction and his regime’s alleged ties to Al Qaeda. But there was another key element of the George W. Bush administration’s sales pitch for the war — the notion that it would be cheap and easy... Read More »

The Lesson the Trump Administration has Failed to Learn about Yemen

by Kate Kizer

Just Security, Mar-12-2018 | Article

Both the Trump and Obama administrations have advanced two fictions over the last three years to obscure U.S. complicity in Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe. From former Secretary of State John Kerry to his successor, Rex Tillerson, U.S. officials have insisted “this is not our war” and emphasize that a political settlement is the only way to end it... Read More »

The Lobbying War for War in Yemen

by Ben Freeman, Mar-10-2018 | Article

"Coalition airstrikes are based on intelligence and extensive monitoring and surveillance, to ensure all targets are military installations…Extensive precautions are taken to avoid civilian areas, especially where women and children are present," a spokesman for the Saudi coalition in Yemen, announced on December 20... Read More »

How the US can bring an end to the war in Yemen

by William D. Hartung

CNN, Mar-07-2018 | Article

As early as the next few days, the Senate will have its best opportunity so far to end US support for Saudi Arabia's devastating war in Yemen -- a war that has sparked a humanitarian catastrophe that puts millions of lives at risk... Read More »

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