Commentary - Transparency & Accountability

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Afghanistan's Ongoing Nightmare

by Matthew Hoh

U.S. News & World Report, Jul-11-2014 | Article

A messy presidential election is just the latest proof that America's campaign in Afghanistan failed... Read More »

CIP and Others Express Concern and Urge Congressional Leadership Regarding Counter Terrorism Partners

by CIP

Jun-17-2014 | Letter

CIP joins 16 other organizations in calling on Congress to not authorize the President's CTPF or the FY2015 NDAA... Read More »

Mexico’s Oil Privatization: Risky Business

by Laura Carlsen

Foreign Policy in Focus, May-27-2014 | Article

Mexico's oil privatization scheme will hurt the environment, scar the landscape, and leave Mexico at the mercy of transnational firms... Read More »

House Bill Is Good News for Pentagon Contractors

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, May-12-2014 | Article

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) put its mark on the Pentagon budget last week. The results were a bonanza for weapons contractors... Read More »

EU-Africa Summit: The sore case of illicit Financial Flows

by Christian Freymeyer

The Africa Report, Apr-02-2014 | Article

True beneficial ownership transparency, including public registers, is vital to help realize more sustainable economies in Africa and Europe alike... Read More »

Get Rid of the Pentagon's Slush Fund

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, Apr-01-2014 | Article

President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel are to be commended for their recent proposal to keep the FY2015 Pentagon budget within the caps established in law... Read More »

Obama’s Arms Sales Policy: Promotion or Restraint?

by William D. Hartung

Foreign Policy in Focus, Feb-06-2014 | Article

The United States is far and away the world’s leading arms trafficking nation, with $60 billion in arms transfer agreements last year alone... Read More »

Playing the Defense Jobs Card Isn’t Working Anymore

by William D. Hartung

DefenseOne, Jan-22-2014 | Article

The history of Pentagon spending is rife with examples in which programs have been saved from the budget cutter’s axe because of the jobs associated with them, but those days may be coming to an end... Read More »

Obama's Informants

by Melvin A. Goodman

CounterPunch, Jun-25-2013 | Article

The Obama administration's continuation of internal surveillance programs contradicts his view of "who we are" as a nation... Read More »

U.S. Organizations Call for an End to Threats, Attacks, and Murders of Afro-Colombians

by WOLA, LAWG, CIP, et al

Jun-21-2013 | Letter

In a joint effort between numerous organizations, the U.S. authorities are strongly encouraged to ensure that threats towards and murders of Afro-Colombians do not go unnoticed... Read More »

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