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Putin’s Threats: How Should the U.S. React?

by Melvin A. Goodman

NY Times, Apr-18-2015 | Letter

Isn’t it time to recognize the “existential” importance of Ukraine to Russia to prevent a worsening of the crisis and to assure continued cooperation in the arms control arena as well as conflicts in the third world... Read More »

Letter to the Director of the National Protection Unit of Colombia's Interior Ministry

by CIP

Mar-02-2015 | Letter

CIP joins numerous other organizations and individuals in calling on Colombia's ministry of the interior to address the serious security issues faced by activists in Colombia... Read More »

Why Should We Listen to Neoconservatives Who Criticize Obama?

by William D. Hartung

LA Times, Feb-13-2015 | Letter

We will be living with the consequences of our disastrous intervention in Iraq for years to come. The last thing we should do is double down on the policies that got us into our current predicament in the first place... Read More »

Good Reasons to Open Our Doors to Cuba

by Elizabeth Newhouse

Washington Post, Jan-05-2015 | Letter

If the United States wants influence and better human rights in Cuba, it needs to be there. China and Vietnam are not analogous to this island 90 miles from Florida with the natural affinities Cubans and Americans have... Read More »

Burnished Perspective of Russia is Just Implausible

by Harry Blaney

Financial Times, Jan-01-2015 | Letter

Contrary to what some experts might think, Russia is not doing well... Read More »

Reflections from Former Chief of U.S. Interests Section

by Wayne Smith

Dec-22-2014 | Letter

Last Tuesday night, Smith was in Havana, giving a talk calling for relations between the United States and Cuba – pushing for the United States to take Cuba off the terrorist list, to ease travel restrictions, and free the remaining Cuban Five, among other changes. To his surprise, virtually everything that he called for, the administration moved to implement at dawn the next day... Read More »

Jeb Bush Not Ready to be President

by Frick Curry

Sun Sentinel, Dec-04-2014 | Letter

With his call for strengthening the U.S. embargo of Cuba (Sun Sentinel, Dec. 4) former Gov. Bush shows he would base his foreign policy on wishful thinking by doubling down on a policy that has failed for more than 50 years ... Read More »

Rethinking America's Nukes

by William D. Hartung

New York Times, Nov-30-2014 | Letter

If the nuclear enterprise has management problems, by all means fix them. But maintaining an arsenal of thousands of nuclear weapons while building a new generation of nuclear bombers, subs and land-based missiles is unnecessary and not affordable... Read More »

Serious Setback for Justice in Colombia if Bills to Expand Jurisdiction of Military Courts Approved

by CIP

Nov-24-2014 | Letter

We view with grave concern renewed legislative efforts by the Colombian government that could deny justice for serious human rights abuses—including extrajudicial executions—committed by members of the military and police... Read More »

CIA Reorganization Would be Risky

by Melvin A. Goodman

Washington Post, Nov-21-2014 | Letter

CIA Director John Brennan’s consideration of breaking up the operational and analytical directorates of the Central Intelligence Agency would do great harm to the production of strategic intelligence... Read More »

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