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America's War Habit

by Laura Carlsen

The Nation, Aug-02-2018 | Letter

CIP Senior Fellow, Melvin A. Goodman's letter to the editor.... Read More »

Letters From the August 27-September 3, 2018, Issue

by CIP

The Nation, Aug-02-2018 | Article

In-justice… America’s war habit… Editors’ note… Nicaragua: where the truth lies (web only)... Read More »

UN Vote Buying: A Bad Idea That Never Dies

by Diana Ohlbaum

Lobe Log, Aug-01-2018 | Article

The Trump administration is agitating for a “sweeping reassessment” of the way foreign aid is distributed. Rather than making decisions based on where it is needed most or how it can be put to best use, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is proposing to tie aid to how countries vote in the UN General Assembly... Read More »

Will The Trump Administration Attack Iran?

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, Jul-31-2018 | Article

In a move that set off alarm bells among those concerned about the potential consequences of the harsh turn in U.S.-Iranian relations, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week that unnamed “senior officials” of the Australian government were suggesting that the Trump administration was crafting a plan to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities as early as August... Read More »

The NATO We Have And The NATO We Seek

by Diana Ohlbaum

Lobe Log, Jul-25-2018 | Article

Donald Trump has thrown the “free world” into a tizzy with his ultimatum to European allies to increase their defense spending, his public questioning of why America should have to defend Montenegro, his classification of the European Union as a “foe” on trade, and his sycophantic slavering over a Russian leader whose highest foreign policy priority is the destruction of NATO... Read More »

Donald the Destroyer

by CIP

Counterpunch, Jul-25-2018 | Article

The mainstream media is concerned with the politics, policies, and propaganda of President Donald Trump, but underplays the central question of his presidency: Is Donald Trump psychologically fit to be president of the United States and commander-in-chief?... Read More »

Congress Can Help Stave Off New Humanitarian Disaster In Yemen

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, Jul-18-2018 | Article

The war in Yemen is a humanitarian disaster. The Saudi/UAE intervention that began in March of 2015 has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths through indiscriminate air strikes, put millions at risk of famine, and spurred the largest cholera outbreak in current memory. It’s hard to imagine the situation getting much worse, but it could, and soon... Read More »

NATO Already Vastly Outspends Russia. Its Problems Are Not About Money.

by William D. Hartung

Defense One, Jul-17-2018 | Article

The alliance’s security issues can’t be fixed by a traditional military buildup... Read More »

Mattis, Pompeo, Kelly, Bolton, Coats: Resign Now

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, Jul-17-2018 | Article

Every elected and appointed U.S. official, other than the president, must take the following oath:... Read More »

Trump’s arms export rules will undermine US security and risk human rights abuses

by Laura Carlsen

The Hill, Jul-15-2018 | Article

This was the last week for public comments on the Trump administration’s plan to reduce restrictions on the export of firearms from the United States. There was much to criticize. A number of arms control, human rights, and firearms safety groups have submitted detailed critiques of the proposed firearms export rule... Read More »

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