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Why Is NPR Giving Ample Air-Time To Anti-Iran Deal Propaganda?

by Ben Armbruster

Lobe Log, December 2017 |

National Public Radio isn’t typically known for trafficking in right-wing talking points, but the radio news network more generally favored by Americans of progressive persuasion has been quietly garnering a reputation among Washington insiders for promoting opponents of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action–as the Iran nuclear deal is formally known–and letting them air their talking points largely unchallenged... Read More »

Is the National Security Strategy Military Dominance?

by Matthew Hoh

Institute for Public Accuracy, December 2017 |

There are two ways to look at Trump’s remarks on national security, noting, of course, that his language is both more Orwellian, and less polished than we have seen before from the White House... Read More »

REAGANOMICS ON STEROIDS?

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, December 2017 | Article

As Congress rushes to make year-end deals on spending and taxes, I have a sinking feeling that we’ve seen this movie before: large tax cuts, sharp increases in Pentagon spending, and a pledge that it will all work out as increased economic growth keeps the federal deficit from going through the roof. This approach has a troubling pedigree – it’s basically Reaganomics on steroids... Read More »

The Public Isn’t Buying It: Confidence in the FBI is Very High

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, December 2017 | Article

Memo to the President: Your attacks on the FBI aren’t working... Read More »

Public Confidence in the Mueller Investigations and Other Russia Investigations

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, December 2017 | Article

In late November, as part of our monthly tracking of confidence in institutions engaged in national security activities, we polled for the second month on the question of “How much confidence do you have in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's fairness and objectivity in investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters?”... Read More »

CIP Americas Program Hosts Regional Dialogue on Women, Human Security and Sustainable Peace

by Laura Carlsen

Americas Program, December 2017 |

Women grassroots leaders and peace activists from across the Americas met in Antigua, Guatemala in early November to discuss the root causes of the violence they experience, major challenges to peace in the region, and what feminist grassroots leaders are doing about it... Read More »

In 2018, the Trump Administration Will Continue to Tout the Job Impacts of Arms Exports

by William D. Hartung

Forum on the Arms Trade, December 2017 | Article

Just as he did throughout his first year in office, during 2018 Donald Trump will no doubt continue to tout the domestic jobs associated with foreign arms deals as a signal achievement of his administration... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: November 2017

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, December 2017 | Article

In July we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing bas... Read More »

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

by William D. Hartung

December 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

December 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 »

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