Commentary - Letter

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Letter to the Editor: U.S. Military Assistance

by William D. Hartung

NY Times, Oct-08-2015 | Letter

“U.S. Financing Fails to Sustain Foreign Forces” (front page, Oct. 4), about the routine failures of American foreign arms and training programs to meet their objectives, underscores the need for a move away from reliance on these programs as a central component of United States strategy.... Read More »

Ted Deutch's Path to War


Sun Sentinel , Aug-07-2015 | Letter

If Congress forces the U.S. to walk away from the deal, the unlikely international coalition so carefully constructed by U.S. diplomats will collapse and there will be nothing holding back Iran from moving full speed ahead on its nuclear program... Read More »

The Iran Nuclear Deal Through the Lens of History

by Melvin A. Goodman

Washington Post, Aug-02-2015 | Letter

The verification for the nuclear agreement with Iran is more than adequate if the political will exists in Washington over the next decade... Read More »

The Greek Crisis

by Harry Blaney

Independent UK, Jun-23-2015 | Letter

The articles about the Greek crisis and the UK's future in Europe all point to the sad state of European leadership and a growing trajectory in the British government to cut ties with the EU and thus, in my view, with the world at large... Read More »

Struggle Goes Far Beyond the Eurozone — It is About Europe’s Unity and Security

by Harry Blaney

Financial Times, Jun-23-2015 | Letter

Does anyone in Europe know what they are doing to themselves? The basis for the euro and the EU should and must be, in the end, “one for all and all for one”... Read More »

Worrisome Disarray in Europe

by Harry Blaney

The New York Times, Jun-23-2015 | Letter

Challenges point to a failure of vision among Europe’s national leaders and their political parties... Read More »

More Aid for Nigeria?

by William D. Hartung

New York Times, Jun-02-2015 | Letter

The Obama administration should think twice before ramping up assistance to Nigeria’s security forces. Increasing military aid to an unreliable partner can often do more harm than good. Given its history of corruption and human rights abuses, it is extremely unlikely that the Nigerian military can make effective use of additional American aid... Read More »

Civil Society Organizations Call for an End to Aerial Spraying in Colombia

by CIP

May-05-2015 | Letter

CIP joins over 20 other organizations in support of an end to the inhumane and damaging aerial spraying program in Colombia... Read More »

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 »

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