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Donald Trump’s Dangerous Love Affair With Saudi Arabia & Its Impacts on Mideast Security

by William D. Hartung

Dec-04-2017 |

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States shocked the world. The contrast between his worldview and that of his predecessor, Barack Obama, could not have been starker. The global forces of authoritarianism were given a huge boost by this turn of events while supporters of democracy and human rights were left demoralized and disillusioned. Among the governments that openly celebrated the 2016 presidential result, one country stands out—the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia... Read More »

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND TRANSPARENCY AND RESPECT FOR THE VOTE IN HONDURAS

by Laura Carlsen

Dec-01-2017 | Press Release

As organizations in defense of human rights and democracy, we urgently call on the Honduran government to respect the vote and provide full transparency, credibility and legitimacy in all aspects of the vote count and elections results... Read More »

CIP 2017 Year in Review

by CIP

Nov-29-2017 | Brochure

Browse through our end of year brochure and see what CIP has accomplished in 2017 and how you can get involved!... 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 »

How to Wield Influence and Sell Weaponry in Washington

by William D. Hartung

TomDispatch, Nov-14-2017 | Article

This article was also featured on Antiwar.com, Mother Jones, BillMoyers.com, Common Dreams, and more.... Read More »

DONALD TRUMP’S HOLLOW PROMISES ON ARMS SALES TO JAPAN

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Nov-09-2017 | Article

It may not surprise you to learn that as with many other important issues, Donald Trump doesn’t understand how the global arms trade works... Read More »

16 years, $5.6 trillion later, are the post-9/11 wars worth it?

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Nov-08-2017 |

This week the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Center released a report that estimates the current and future costs of U.S. involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other post-9/11 conflicts at an astonishing $5.6 trillion... Read More »

Leading from the left

by Harry Blaney

The Guardian, Nov-05-2017 | Letter

As an observer of European politics, I found the summary of the need for a realignment of the moderate left in Europe by Denis MacShane ('What Gordon Brown could learn from this old communist', Comment, last week) to be a necessary call for a rebuilding of a withered 'liberal' politics - in the American sense - throughout the EU... Read More »

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