February 2, 2021

Path to Peace: The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War

by Henri Féron

Despite years of negotiations, the United States, North Korea, and South Korea remain locked in a dangerous standoff. This stalemate perpetuates the worsening security crisis on the Korean Peninsula, which poses an existential threat to millions of people. To assess how a peace-first approach can help resolve the security crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the Korea Peace Now! campaign has produced the present report to examine the political and legal ramifications of a peace agreement.

Path to Peace: The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War
November 13, 2020

Joint Statement in Support of Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Foreign Affairs
Committee Chairman

Organized by the Center for International Policy

The undersigned grassroots and advocacy organizations representing millions of Americans from all walks of life and backgrounds write in support of Representative Joaquin Castro as the next Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC).

Joint Statement in Support of Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Foreign Affairs
Committee Chairman
September 8, 2020

Book: Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War

By Danny Sjursen, Senior Fellows

"This incendiary work by Daniel Sjursen is a personal cry from the heart by a once-model US Army officer and West Point graduate who became a military dissenter while still on active duty. Set against the backdrop of the terror wars of the last two decades, Sjursen asks whether there is a proper space for patriotism that renounces entitled exceptionalism and narcissistic jingoism. Once a burgeoning believer and budding conservative, Sjursen performed an intellectual and spiritual about-face. He now calls for a critical exploration of our allegiances, and he suggests a path to a new, more complex notion of patriotism. Equal parts unsentimental and idealistic, this is a story about what it means to be an American in the midst of perpetual war, and what the future of patriotism might look like." You may learn more and purchase the book at

Book: Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War


May 18, 2021

Refusing Erasure: Palestinian Resistance, Israel’s Hopeless Fury, and a Coming Cataclysm

by Danny Sjursen

Despite increasingly right-wing Israeli intransigence, and American apathy or antagonism, the Palestinian people – not their divided and corrupt Fatah or Hamas "leaders" – refused to be silenced. Few Western commentators counted on that. They should have.

May 7, 2021

Conflicts of Interest #106 The Empire Loses a Key Pawn in Africa guest Danny Sjursen

Featuring Danny Sjursen

On COI #106, Danny Sjursen returns to the show to discuss the death of Chadian President Idriss Deby, who was killed in fighting with rebels in late April. While Chad is a key player in US and French 'counter-terrorism' operations across Africa's Sahel region, Danny explains how the country has overextended its forces on multiple fronts and faces increasing instability, all compounded by Deby's demise.

May 18, 2021

The Middle East: America’s Briar Patch

by Melvin Goodman

It is long past time to end the mythology that the United States and Israel share common values, which has allowed U.S. administrations to ignore Israeli war crimes.

May 6, 2021

Deby’s Death, Chad’s Crisis, and the Ghosts of Libyan Fiascoes Past

by Danny Sjursen

Joe Biden uttered the word "Africa" exactly once in his first address to a joint session of congress, marking the vaunted presidential cliché of his first "100 Days" in office. It was a tangential reference, but its context, implications – and what Biden didn’t say – were somewhat instructive.


  • Gordon Adams, Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center and professor in the U.S. Foreign Policy program at the School of International Service, American University

  • Amy Belasco, former Specialist for the Defense Budget of the Congressional Research Service

  • Neta Crawford, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science at Boston University

  • Matt Fay, former Director of Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Niskanen Center

  • Ben Friedman, Senior Fellow and Defense Scholar at Defense Priorities

  • Laicie Heeley, CEO of Inkstick, Host of Things That Go Boom

  • John King, Founder, King and Brown Company LLC

  • Larry Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and adjunct professor at Georgetown University

  • Lindsay Koshgarian, Program Director, National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies

  • Miriam Pemberton, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies

  • Mandy Smithberger, Director of the Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight

  • Col. Larry Wilkerson (Ret.), Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy, William & Mary

  • Col. Isaiah "Ike" Wilson (Ret.), director, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College​

  • CIP Senior Associate Carl Conetta was a consultant to the project


Senior Fellows