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MLK NOW! AND THE FUTURE OF THE MOVEMENT FOR PEACE

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Jan-15-2018 | Article

I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours on the Martin Luther King holiday at MLK Now!, a gathering dedicated not only to honoring Dr. King’s legacy but also to spurring action on the issues he raised before he was taken from us 50 years ago this coming April... Read More »

Trump Is On His Way to Record-Setting Defense Spending in 2018

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Jan-11-2018 | Article

As the president doubles down on wars abroad, companies like Boeing stand to reap billions... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: December 2017

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Jan-09-2018 | Article

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

America’s shadow war in Africa is dangerous and counterproductive

by Salih Booker, William D. Hartung

The Hill, Jan-05-2018 | Article

Later this month, the Pentagon is scheduled to release the results of its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the preventable deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger last October... Read More »

THE FOREIGN INFLUENCE INDUSTRY IS THRIVING

by Ben Freeman

Inkstick, Dec-21-2017 | Article

How foreign governments are creating US foreign policy ... Read More »

Why Is NPR Giving Ample Air-Time To Anti-Iran Deal Propaganda?

by Ben Armbruster

Lobe Log, Dec-20-2017 |

National Public Radio isn’t typically known for trafficking in right-wing talking points, but the radio news network more generally favored by Americans of progressive persuasion has been quietly garnering a reputation among Washington insiders for promoting opponents of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action–as the Iran nuclear deal is formally known–and letting them air their talking points largely unchallenged... Read More »

Is the National Security Strategy Military Dominance?

by Matthew Hoh

Institute for Public Accuracy, Dec-18-2017 |

There are two ways to look at Trump’s remarks on national security, noting, of course, that his language is both more Orwellian, and less polished than we have seen before from the White House... Read More »

REAGANOMICS ON STEROIDS?

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Dec-14-2017 | Article

As Congress rushes to make year-end deals on spending and taxes, I have a sinking feeling that we’ve seen this movie before: large tax cuts, sharp increases in Pentagon spending, and a pledge that it will all work out as increased economic growth keeps the federal deficit from going through the roof. This approach has a troubling pedigree – it’s basically Reaganomics on steroids... Read More »

The Public Isn’t Buying It: Confidence in the FBI is Very High

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Dec-13-2017 | Article

Memo to the President: Your attacks on the FBI aren’t working... Read More »

Public Confidence in the Mueller Investigations and Other Russia Investigations

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Dec-12-2017 | 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 »

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