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Press Release: CIP’s Foreign Influence Transparency Proposal Becomes Law

by Ben Freeman


Today the President signed into law the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill includes provisions from the Countering Foreign Propaganda Act, first introduced by Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), which the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative (FITI) at the Center for International Policy helped to craft and loudly supported.... Read More »

Recent Pentagon Increases Exceed Russia’s Entire Military Budget

by William D. Hartung


The House of Representatives’ $716 billion Fiscal Year 2019 Pentagon spending bill is one of the largest since World War II. Spending at this level is both dangerous and unnecessary. It’s good news for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and other weapons contractors, but bad news for the rest of us... Read More »

Open Society Foundations Announce Summer 2018 New Executives Fund Recipients

by CIP


Eight newly appointed leaders of nonprofit organizations, in countries ranging from the United States to Senegal, have been awarded New Executives Fund grants to help implement their vision of change, the Open Society Foundations announced today. The recipients represent a wide array of organizations focused on open society concerns, including but not limited to youth empowerment, women’s rights, antidiscrimination, and drug policy reform... Read More »

The swampy business of lobbying for foreign governments

Ben Freeman quoted


Paul Manafort’s trials have drawn attention to a dubious practice in Washington... Read More »

The United States Can Stop Cameroon’s Brutal Crackdown

Security Assistance Monitor quoted


Washington must not ignore atrocities against the country’s Anglophones. It should use existing U.S. laws to force an end to the violence... Read More »

Millions of Yemeni Children Are Starving

William D. Hartung quoted


The number of Yemenis at risk of dying from starvation is staggering, but for some reason the severity of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen still fails to register in the rest of the world... Read More »

Assessing the damage of Mexico’s deadly earthquakes … one year later

Laura Carlsen interviewed


Political Analyst Laura Carlsen joins anchor Elaine Reyes on the set of “Americas Now” to discuss the accusations of corruption. She also describes the losses suffered by residents outside of Mexico City... Read More »

Foreign influence event and Foreign Lobby

Ben Freeman interviewed


In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of FARA and the launch of new Foreign Lobby Watch tools, the Center for Responsive Politics is hosting a discussion on foreign influence featuring a demo of CRP’s newly released Foreign Lobby Watch database followed by a panel of experts... Read More »

Is the New Trade Agreement President Trump Signed a Re-branded NAFTA?

Laura Carlsen interviewed


Yesterday, President Trump announced a new Trade Agreement with Mexico leaving Canada out. A dig deep into the agreement and where it’s going with guests Lori Wallach, Director and Founder of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and Laura Carlsen is Director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy... Read More »

Building informed democracy in an era of endless war

06-30-18 | Open the Govt.

We’d like to invite you to join a series of strategy roundtables to identify the primary barriers to public access to information on different aspects of U.S. wars, as well as the accountability tools and mechanisms that need to be strengthened (think whistleblower protections, FOIA, Congressional oversight, etc).... Read More »

Dismantling Racism in U.S. Foreign Policy

06-11-18 | FCNL

Join us on June 26th at the Friends Committee on National Legislation for a conversation with CIP Pres. Salih Booker on racism in U.S. foreign policy, the lack of diversity among policymakers, and some ways to move forward... Read More »

Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade

05-22-18 | DATE: May 22, 2018 TIME: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM LOCATION: Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government. Join us as we look into the effects of the global arms trade on human and national security, and discuss how the U.S. can better assess risk when transferring arms. ... Read More »