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May 21, 2022

Time for a strategic pause on NATO expansion

By Board Chair Diana Ohlbaum

Europeans and Americans should begin thinking about what kind of cooperative security arrangements would be most likely to deter violent conflict, build positive peace, and promote human development inside and beyond their borders.

March 17, 2022

Symposium: From Iraq to Ukraine, has the media learned its lesson?

Nancy Okail interviewed

For the 19th anniversary of the Baghdad invasion, over a dozen journalists and critics compare coverage then, and today.

January 25, 2022

Amending America's Undemocratic Defense Policy

By Hanna Homestead

Policy Associate Hanna Homestead writes, "The polls are clear: Americans do not want to engage or invest in more war. Yet, most of our elected officials continually choose to maintain the calamitous status quo to our collective detriment."

December 8, 2021

Anti-Boycott Laws Threaten Free Speech + U.S. Arms Enable Saudi Assault on Yemen

William Hartung interviewed

Our William Hartung was interviewed in Parallax Views, a popular progressive podcast, on the war in Yemen and how U.S. arm sales have enabled the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to carry out deadly blockades and bombings on Yemeni people.

December 7, 2021

America Must Stop Enabling The Saudi War In Yemen

William D. Hartung quoted

According to William Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Program at the Center for International Policy, “the air blockade is enforced by a threat to shoot down any aircraft, military or civilian, that enters Yemeni air space with the goal of landing at Sana’a airport. The provision of air-to-air missiles gives further credibility to this threat, dissuading any government or aid group from bringing in crucial medicines or flying patients in and out of Yemen.”

December 6, 2021

US: New legislation seeks to target foreign funding behind congressional testimony

Ben Freeman quoted

The CIP report [] found that several Middle Eastern countries were among the top foreign donors to Washington-based think tanks. The UAE and Qatar were among the top ten countries donating to these institutions, donating $15.4m and $8.5m respectively, according to the report. Morocco, meanwhile, was included in the top 20 countries with donations totaling $2.8m.

April 5, 2022

Albright and Clinton: Two Peas in a Pod of "Liberal Interventionism"

By Senior Fellow Melvin Goodman

Expert Melvin Goodman writes, " It has been said that Prussia was a state-owned by its army. If you take into account America’s “civilian army” of contractors, consultants, and policymakers, could the same be said for the United States?"

February 11, 2022

US aid to Egypt and the wider failures of American security assistance

By Nancy Okail

CEO and President Nancy Okail argues "The fall of Mubarak 11 years ago should be a reminder that the U.S. hyper-militarized approach has been ineffective and counterproductive."

December 9, 2021

“An Outrage”: House Passes Largest Military Budget in Generations Despite End of Afghanistan War

William Hartung interviewed

“The last thing we need to do is be throwing more money at the Pentagon,” says William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. “This whole idea that China and Russia are military threats to the United States has primarily been manufactured to jump up the military budget.”

December 8, 2021

Yemen and the U.S.’s massive Saudi arms deal

William Hartung quoted

Mehdi Hasan quoting our report, "Arming Repression: U.S. Military Support for Saudi Arabia, From Trump to Biden." The MSNBC show covers the $650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia, which will allow the Kingdom to maintain attack helicopters, despite their previous use against Houthis in Yemen.

December 7, 2021

Senate Votes Down Resolution to Block $650 Million Missile Sale to Saudis

William Hartung quoted

Paul Wrote: "According to William Hartung, no weapon is exclusively defensive and continued American arm sales means continued death and starvation in Yemen.”

December 3, 2021

Erdogan Is Focused on His Image. Don't Disturb Him With Femicide

Ben Freeman cited

In October, the Washington-based Center for International Policy published a report detailing Turkey’s lobbying activities, including the companies it hired to promote Turkish policy and the amount of money it paid.