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Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Aug-14-2018 | Article

The administration is fulfilling the National Rifle Association’s wildest dreams... Read More »

The CIA’s Double Standard Revisited

by CIP

Counterpunch, Aug-10-2018 | Article

CIP's Melvin A. Goodman talks about The Central Intelligence Agency's practice of double standards for many years... Read More »

Letters From the August 27-September 3, 2018, Issue

by CIP

The Nation, Aug-02-2018 | Article

In-justice… America’s war habit… Editors’ note… Nicaragua: where the truth lies (web only)... Read More »

UN Vote Buying: A Bad Idea That Never Dies

by Diana Ohlbaum

Lobe Log, Aug-01-2018 | Article

The Trump administration is agitating for a “sweeping reassessment” of the way foreign aid is distributed. Rather than making decisions based on where it is needed most or how it can be put to best use, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is proposing to tie aid to how countries vote in the UN General Assembly... Read More »

Will The Trump Administration Attack Iran?

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, Jul-31-2018 | Article

In a move that set off alarm bells among those concerned about the potential consequences of the harsh turn in U.S.-Iranian relations, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week that unnamed “senior officials” of the Australian government were suggesting that the Trump administration was crafting a plan to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities as early as August... Read More »

The NATO We Have And The NATO We Seek

by Diana Ohlbaum

Lobe Log, Jul-25-2018 | Article

Donald Trump has thrown the “free world” into a tizzy with his ultimatum to European allies to increase their defense spending, his public questioning of why America should have to defend Montenegro, his classification of the European Union as a “foe” on trade, and his sycophantic slavering over a Russian leader whose highest foreign policy priority is the destruction of NATO... Read More »

Donald the Destroyer

by CIP

Counterpunch, Jul-25-2018 | Article

The mainstream media is concerned with the politics, policies, and propaganda of President Donald Trump, but underplays the central question of his presidency: Is Donald Trump psychologically fit to be president of the United States and commander-in-chief?... Read More »

Congress Can Help Stave Off New Humanitarian Disaster In Yemen

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, Jul-18-2018 | Article

The war in Yemen is a humanitarian disaster. The Saudi/UAE intervention that began in March of 2015 has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths through indiscriminate air strikes, put millions at risk of famine, and spurred the largest cholera outbreak in current memory. It’s hard to imagine the situation getting much worse, but it could, and soon... Read More »

NATO Already Vastly Outspends Russia. Its Problems Are Not About Money.

by William D. Hartung

Defense One, Jul-17-2018 | Article

The alliance’s security issues can’t be fixed by a traditional military buildup... Read More »

Mattis, Pompeo, Kelly, Bolton, Coats: Resign Now

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, Jul-17-2018 | Article

Every elected and appointed U.S. official, other than the president, must take the following oath:... Read More »

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CIP in the Press
  • The NRA And The Gun Industry Go Global With Trump

    Security Assistance Monitor quoted

    The National Memo, 08-15-18

    American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons sales. It’s hard to imagine things getting much worse — or better, if you happen to be an arms trader — but they could, and soon, if a new Trump rule on firearms exports goes through...Read More »

  • The Defense Spending Bill Is an Abomination

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Esquire, 08-14-18

    And not because Trump didn't say John McCain's name...Read More »

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

    Ben Freeman

    08-13-18

    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 »