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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 »

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 »

In 2018, the Trump Administration Will Continue to Tout the Job Impacts of Arms Exports

by William D. Hartung

Forum on the Arms Trade, Dec-11-2017 | Article

Just as he did throughout his first year in office, during 2018 Donald Trump will no doubt continue to tout the domestic jobs associated with foreign arms deals as a signal achievement of his administration... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: November 2017

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Dec-07-2017 | Article

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

These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America

by Laura Carlsen

The Nation, Nov-17-2017 | Article

They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations... Read More »

Massive Overkill

by William D. Hartung

War is Boring, Nov-15-2017 | Article

This piece has been updated and adapted from William Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics,” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation, edited by Helen Caldicott and published by New Press... Read More »

Who’s Really Driving Nuclear-Weapons Production?

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Nov-14-2017 | Article

Follow the money... Read More »

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