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Just the Facts: A Civilian's Guide to U.S. Defense and Security Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean

Just the Facts: A Civilian's Guide to U.S. Defense and Security Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean


Dec-01-1999 | Book

This book details dozens of programs and activities that the U.S. government carries out with the Western Hemisphere's security forces, such as arms transfers, training programs, exercises, deployments, counternarcotics operations and military bases.... Read More »

The Trend Toward Unilateralism in U.S. Foreign Policy


Nov-01-1999 | Report

On May 20-21, 1999, CIP and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, based in London, co-hosted a conference in Washington to discuss the pros and cons of what many see as a disturbing trend toward unilateralism in U.S. foreign policy.... Read More »

Foreign Policy: Lessons from Latin America


Jul-05-1999 | Policy Brief

The reports of the Central American truth commissions are not just about events that took place against the backdrop of the cold war. They are about the United States today, and the role we intend to play in the world.... Read More »

Managing Conflict: Lessons from the South African Peace Committees

by , Chris Spies

Nov-01-1998 | Report

In 1948, South Africa instituted a system of racial separation known as apartheid. Apartheid legalized social, economic, and political discrimination favoring the white minority. It governed the allocation of jobs; limited the access of nonwhites to social services such as health, education, and housing; and severely restricted ownership of land.... Read More »

A Quick Tour of U.S. Defense and Security Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean


Jul-06-1998 | Report

the U.S. relationship with Latin America's militaries is quite strong, according to a year-long study carried out by the Center for International Policy and the Latin America Working Group. What has changed since the cold war is the rationale for cooperation and the ability of Congress and the public to oversee military cooperation programs.... Read More »

Spreading good practices in security sector reform: Policy options for the British Government


Jan-01-1998 | Report

The international community increasingly recognizes that security sector reform is fundamentally a governance issue. Development practitioners must therefore be centrally involved in this process, alongside a wide range of other actors.... Read More »

Haiti: Democrats Vs. Democracy


Nov-03-1997 | Policy Brief

Democracy has come to Haiti and the benefits are important and tangible. There is a grave political crisis, yet there is no threat of official violence. Haiti's leaders are looking for solutions within a constitutional framework.... Read More »

Altered States: Security and Demilitarization in Central America

Altered States: Security and Demilitarization in Central America


Oct-01-1997 | Book

Isacson argues that the region's militaries are irrevalent to today's security needs. He then lays out what must be done so that Central America can reduce the size of armies and eventually phase them out entirely.... Read More »

Open the Files: A Chance to Aid Demilitarization in Honduras

by , Susan Peacock

Sep-05-1997 | Policy Brief

Adam Isacson and Susan Peacock examine how leaders in Honduras, the only Central American country with armies to have avoided a civil war during the 1980s have been pressuring for an end to their armed forces’ dominance of politics and society even though no peace accord or other postwar commitment obligates the Honduran military to reform itself.... Read More »

The Intelligence Community: Time for a Major Overhaul


May-05-1997 | Policy Brief

Melvin Goodmen discusses the problems with the CIA and the need for a major overhaul in within the intelligence community now that ... Read More »

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