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Pentagon Spending in Michigan

Pentagon Spending in Michigan

by William D. Hartung

Jun-15-2015 | Report

Michigan ranked 24th in the country in terms of Pentagon awards during FY2014, receiving $2.6 billion. It received $298 in contract awards per capita in FY2014, which ranked 43rd among the 50 states. Comparatively, Michigan received $2.95 billion in FY2013. As Michigan’s GDP was 432.6 billion in FY2013, the most recent year for which state GDP figures are available, DoD contracts accounted for approximately .67% of Michigan’s GDP in 2013... Read More »

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Tunisia

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Tunisia

by Colby Goodman, Project on Middle East Democracy

Apr-21-2015 | Policy Brief

Tunisia is widely credited with initiating the wave of revolutions that swept the Arab world in 2011. Following the ouster of former President Ben Ali, the country navigated an extremely difficult political transition that culminated in the formation of a democratically elected government under a new constitution in December 2014... Read More »

Honduras: A Government Failing to Protect Its People

Honduras: A Government Failing to Protect Its People

by Sarah Kinosian, Lisa Haugaard

Mar-09-2015 | Report

Last December, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) and Center for International Policy (CIP) traveled to Honduras for a first-hand look at events in the country. What we found was a security situation in shambles and a country in dire need of reform. A number of alarming issues face Honduras today, including mass migration, the disturbing and highly visible militarization of law enforcement, grave threats against human rights defenders, and a lack of an effective and independent justice system... Read More »

Fighting for Peace: The Tricky Business of Using Greater Force in UN Peace Operations

Fighting for Peace: The Tricky Business of Using Greater Force in UN Peace Operations

by Nicole Ball

Mar-04-2015 | Policy Brief

The increased political willingness by UN member states to authorise the use of force has developed well ahead of their risk tolerance and matching capabilities... Read More »

Applying the Leahy Law to U.S. Military and Police Aid

Applying the Leahy Law to U.S. Military and Police Aid

by Colby Goodman

Dec-01-2014 | Report

A guide on what the Leahy Law says, how the United States applies it and what organizations can do to encourage U.S. action against security forces accused of violations... Read More »

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Honduras

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Honduras

by Sarah Kinosian

Dec-01-2014 | Report

Over the past decade, Honduras has become one of the most dangerous places in the world. In 2013 the country recorded the highest global murder rate, with 79 homicides per 100,000 residents... Read More »

Lessons from Burundi's Security Sector Reform Process

Lessons from Burundi's Security Sector Reform Process

by Nicole Ball

Nov-17-2014 | Policy Brief

Security sector reform (SSR) is increasingly put forward as a solution for a broad spectrum of African states facing security challenges. Yet, for a variety of reasons, there are relatively few examples of successful SSR implementation... Read More »

Advancing a Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

Advancing a Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

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Nov-10-2014 | Report

Check out what the Center for International Policy has been up to in 2014 with our end-of-year brochure... Read More »

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Yemen

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Yemen

by Colby Goodman

Oct-20-2014 | Report

Following close to eleven months of street protests calling for an end to his 33-year presidency, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a U.S.-supported transition plan on November 23, 2011. Former Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi was elected president in February 2012 in a one-man election. While the new government has made progress on parts of the transition plan by beginning to restructure the security sector and completing a National Dialogue Conference (NDC), it has yet to revise the constitution or hold new elections... Read More »

Something in the Air: “Isolationism,” Defense Spending, and the U.S. Public Mood

Something in the Air: “Isolationism,” Defense Spending, and the U.S. Public Mood

by Carl Conetta

Oct-14-2014 | Report

Is the public trending toward isolationism? Or is interventionism back? Polls suggest a more complex truth... Read More »

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