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5 things the Trump team needs to know about foreign aid

by Diana Ohlbaum

The Hill, Dec-06-2016 | Article

As President-elect Donald Trump's transition teams arrive at the Department of State and other foreign policy agencies, they are no doubt being inundated with briefing papers and policy recommendations... Read More »

Trump’s Reliance on the Military

by Melvin A. Goodman

Consortium News, Dec-06-2016 | Article

Given how militaristic the State Department has become, it might make sense for President-elect Trump to turn to generals for his national security team, but there are risks in that, too, says ex-CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman... Read More »

How are we going to respond to a Trump presidency?

by Bill Goodfellow

Center for International Policy, Dec-06-2016 | Press Release, Letter

There is no denying that the recent election results will make our work a lot more difficult. So much of what we have accomplished is now at risk. With both the House and Senate controlled by Republicans, and soon the Supreme Court as well, the Trump administration seems poised to run roughshod over progressives... Read More »

Pentagon's suppressed waste report only tip of the inefficient machine

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Dec-06-2016 | Article

The revelation this week by “The Washington Post” that the Pentagon buried a report that exposed $125 billion in waste in the department’s administrative operations is just the latest indication that it is more interested in padding its budget than spending taxpayer dollars wisely... Read More »

The Challenges and Opportunities of a Negotiated Settlement in Afghanistan

by Aref Dostyar

Strategic Analysis , Dec-05-2016 | Article

Aref Dostyar is a Fellow at the Centre for International Policy, Washington, DC. He is the founder of Afghans for Progressive Thinking, a Fulbright and a Notre Dame University alumnus... Read More »

Mad Dog Mattis and Trump’s “Seven Days in May”

by Melvin A. Goodman

Counter Punch, Dec-05-2016 | Article

President-elect Donald Trump probably never read Fletcher Knebel and Charles Bailey’s “Seven Days in May” in 1962 and never saw John Frankenheimer’s film version in 1964, which dealt with the threat of a military coup due to opposition to a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union during the Cold War... Read More »

Media Ignoring Mattis's Ties to Top Defense Contractor

by William D. Hartung

The Real News Network, Dec-02-2016 | Interview

William Hurting says Trump's latest pick for Secretary of Defense is a gift to the defense industry ... Read More »

Iraq War Tribunal: Testimony on the Costs by Matthew Hoh

by Matthew Hoh

YouTube, Dec-02-2016 | Video

After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War brings the lies that created the war on Iraq into public awareness, while demanding Obama act on them. It inspires the anti-war movement that we will need after the inauguration of the next administration in 2017... Read More »

A policy of military restraint makes good sense

by William D. Hartung

Washington Post, Nov-24-2016 | Letter

In addition to trillions of dollars in tax cuts and a $1 trillion infrastructure program, Mr. Trump has proposed a massive military spending binge while the Pentagon’s budget is already at historically high levels — higher than during the peak year of the Reagan administration’s buildup in the 1980s, after adjusting for inflation... Read More »

Trump’s Campaign of Militarization

by Melvin A. Goodman

Counter Punch, Nov-23-2016 | Article

President-elect Donald Trump’s authoritarian style and personality, which attracted an overwhelmingly authoritarian following, is manifesting itself in the selection of his national security team... Read More »

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CIP in the Press
  • Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Yemen

    William D. Hartung quoted

    The McGill International Review , 12-05-16

    Many believe that, should the US demand an end to the bombings, Saudi Arabia would have to oblige. William Hartung, from the Center for International Policy, stated that “without US support, there’s no way Saudi coalition could wage war at this level”...Read More »

  • The Rules of the (Trump) Game

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Sputnik International, 12-03-16

    William Hartung, at the Center for International Policy, A Pentagon Rising: Is a Trump Presidency Good News for the Military-Industrial Complex? notes how "Pentagon spending is one of the worst possible ways of creating jobs...Read More »

  • Mattis at Pentagon

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Kansas City InfoZine, 12-02-16

    "The person currently rumored to be the frontrunner ... is General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, a 44-year Marine and former head of the U.S. Central Command who left the military in 2013 amid disagreements with the Obama administration over how many troops to deploy in Iraq and how hard a line to take on Iran"...Read More »