The Racism-Militarism Paradigm that defines U.S. national security and has guided U.S. foreign policy since the country’s founding makes most Americans and the world less secure. At a moment when the largest mass movement in U.S. history is demanding a reconstruction of the country to become a truly multiracial democracy and an international force for human rights and human security, there is an opportunity to change this paradigm and establish a new national consensus on the role the United States should play in the world.
Security Assistance Monitor tracks and analyze U.S. security and defense assistance programs worldwide. By informing policymakers, media, scholars, NGOs and the public (in the United States and abroad) about trends and issues related to U.S. foreign security assistance, we seek to enhance transparency and promote greater oversight of U.S. military and police aid, arms sales and training.
Security Assistance Monitor
The Arms and Security Program engages in media outreach and public education aimed at promoting reforms in U.S. policies on nuclear weapons, military spending and the arms trade. It seeks to advance the notion that diplomacy and international cooperation are the most effective tools for protecting the United States.
Arms & Security Program
While investigations into Russian influence in the 2016 election regularly garner front-page headlines, there is a half-billion-dollar foreign influence industry working to shape U.S. foreign policy every single day that remains largely unknown to the public. The Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative is working to change that anonymity through transparency promotion, investigative research, and public education.
Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative
CIP’s Africa Program tracks and analyzes U.S. foreign policy toward the nations of Africa. By informing policymakers, the media, scholars, NGOs and the public – both in the United States and Africa – about trends and issues related to U.S. foreign policy toward Africa, CIP seeks to promote greater positive U.S. engagement with the nations of Africa and with Africa’s regional and continental organizations.
CIP convened the Sustainable Defense Task Force to craft a 10-year defense budget and strategy document that could demonstrate a way to rein in runaway Pentagon and nuclear spending and encourage informed debate in Congress, the media, and among citizens’ organizations to advance a common-sense approach for protecting the United States and its allies more effectively at a lower budgetary cost.
Sustainable Defense Task Force
Mighty Earth is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. The program is inspired by the wonder of Nature and the potential for ordinary people to band together to achieve outsized, unexpected results. We focus on the big issues: conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protecting oceans, and solving climate change. Visit the Mighty Earth website.
Freedom Forward works to end U.S. alliances with nondemocratic governments, including dictators, kings, and apartheid systems. U.S. foreign policy should be aligned with the value of global freedom. We work to make it happen. Visit the Freedom Forward website and take action!