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Neocons Call For War Against Iran In Syria After Israeli Strikes

by Ben Armbruster

Lobe Log, February 2018 | Article

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a little known but highly influential hawkish think tank in Washington that has made a name for itself over the past few years by opposing the Iran nuclear deal and its subsequent (and current) efforts to derail it... Read More »

Open Borders and Trump's False Narrative

by Laura Carlsen

Truth Out, February 2018 | Article

Donald Trump's campaign was built based on demonizing the phrase, referring, lie after lie, to a supposed policy of the Democratic Party to allow indiscriminate passage across the southern border... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: January 2018

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, February 2018 | Report

In July, we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis. This post provides our data for the month of January... Read More »

William Hartung, How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities.

by William D. Hartung

The Peace Education Center, February 2018 | Video, Speech

As Eisenhower Warned: How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities. The Peace Eduction Center Speaker Series hosts William Harting, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. ... Read More »

CONGRESS WENT BIGLY ON THE BUDGET

by Stephen Miles

Inkstick, February 2018 | Article

You get an F-35! And you get an F-35! Everyone gets an F-35!... Read More »

Throwing Money at the Pentagon Is About Politics, Not Security

by William D. Hartung

War is Boring, February 2018 | Article

Today the Senate reached a budget deal that would increase spending for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons to a mind-blowing $700 billion this year, while locking in an even higher figure for 2019... Read More »

BURNED: Deception, Deforestation and America’s Biodiesel Policy

by Glenn Hurowitz

February 2018 | Report

This report by Mighty Earth and Action Aid USA provides a dramatic on-the-ground glimpse of the unintended negative consequences of food-based biofuels. It shows that instead of driving large-scale climate solutions, the RFS has largely served as a mandate for corn ethanol and food-based biodiesel production, including soy and palm biodiesel produced overseas... Read More »

Overspending on the Pentagon won’t make us safer

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, January 2018 | Article

The Trump administration is reportedly set to propose $716 billion on the Pentagon and related programs for fiscal 2019. If true, it will be a case of throwing good money after bad... Read More »

SAUDI ARMS SALES AND THE PROMISE OF JOBS

by William D. Hartung

January 2018 | Report

The promise of jobs created by US weapons exports plays a major role in generating support for arms sales in Congress and the Executive Branch. During President Trump’s 2017 state visit to Saudi Arabia, he pledged $110 billion in new arms offers in the name of “jobs, jobs, jobs.”... Read More »

How women are building feminist human security in the Americas

by Laura Carlsen

Open Democracy, January 2018 | Article

Across the region, women are forging alternative paths to real peace and security, rejecting militarisation and violence. They do this at great personal risk... Read More »

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