CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL POLICY INC

Advancing a sustainable, just and peaceful world

aka Center for International Policy   |   Washington, DC   |  www.ciponline.org

Mission

The Center for International Policy is a nonprofit educational and research organization whose mission is to promote a U.S. foreign policy based on international cooperation, demilitarization, and respect for human rights.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Mr. Salih Booker

Main address

2000 M Street NW Suite 720

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

52-1446207

NTEE code info

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (C05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Security Assistance Monitor

Security Assistance Monitor is a program of the Center for International Policy, in collaboration with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Project on Middle East Democracy and Washington Office on Latin America.

We track 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.

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Win Without War is a national leader in the fight to promote a more progressive national security strategy. Our campaign-style operation aggressively attacks right-wing distortion while pushing our elected leaders to stand up against the politicization of our national security. Formed in 2002 to lead the first national campaign against the war in Iraq and the disastrous policies of the Bush/Cheney Administration, our coalition reflects the diversity of the progressive movement.

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With more than 35 years of experience in Latin American news and analysis, the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy in Latin America, human rights and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.

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The Arms and Security Project 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. The use of military force is largely irrelevant in addressing the greatest dangers we face, from terrorism, to nuclear proliferation, to epidemics of disease, to climate change, to inequities of wealth and income. The allocation of budgetary resources needs to be changed to reflect this reality.

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Taking advantage of this unique moment in history – as relations between the U.S. and Cuba normalize but prior to the end of the economic embargo – The Cuba-United States Partnership (CUSP) is engaging private sector investors, corporations and NGOs, through the formation of a unique partnership committed to a code of ethics, guiding principles and best practices for sustainable development in Cuba.

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Mighty is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. We are 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.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CIP's scholars, journalists, activists and former government officials provide a unique mixture of access to high-level officials, issue-area expertise, media savvy and strategic vision. We work to inform the public and decision makers in the United States and in international organizations on policies to make the world more just, peaceful and sustainable.

The Center for International Policy is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Through advocacy and policy research, CIP promotes transparency and accountability in U.S. foreign policy and global relations. We advocate policies that advance international cooperation, demilitarization, respect for human rights and action to alleviate climate change and stop illicit financial flows. Our work provides policy recommendations and analysis to decision makers in government, international organizations, the private sector and civil society.

We are Washington insiders with an outsider's agenda. CIP's mix of former senior government officials, journalists, academics and activists brings insider's access, scholarly rigor and media savvy as well as the passion and organizing skills of seasoned activists. Our programs focus on long-term policy questions while quickly responding to breaking news. Our programs examine the policy implications of important issues, including the drug war, military budget, global financial integrity and climate change.

The Center for International Policy is effective because of:

Relevant research: We document foreign injustices and potential threats through first-hand, in-country research and develop policy recommendations.

Credibility with the media: We publicize our research and analysis through CIP publications and the mainstream and alternative media to reach policymakers and the public.

Expert staff: Our staff of former senior government officials, academics, journalists and activists can open doors to the most influential and powerful people in Washington.

Partnerships with grassroots organizations: We develop alternative foreign policy solutions and build alliances with activists and broad constituencies to pressure Congress and the executive branch to enact legislation.

The following are some of the successes we helped so far:
-- Normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba;
-- Passage of the Paris climate agreement;
-- A nuclear agreement between Iran and the P-5 nations plus Germany;
-- Agreement between the government of Colombia and FARC insurgents ending the 52-year civil war

What we haven't accomplished:
-- After declining for a few years, deforestation of tropical rainforests, especially in Brazil and Indonesia, has accelerated
-- U.S. trade embargo against Cuba remains in place;
-- Have not generated sufficient public support for a peace agreement between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban insurgents;
-- Conflicts in Iraq and Syria continue in spite of our efforts to promote negotiated settlements;
-- While military spending had decreased slightly under the Obama administration, it remains far higher than necessary to protect the security of the U.S. and our allies;

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CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL POLICY INC

Board of directors
as of 6/28/2018
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Board chair

John Oliver Niles III

Jack Blum

Diana Ohlbaum

Matt Balitsaris

Darcy Burner

Darryl Chappell

Joseph Eldridge

Kenneth Lehman

Lucy Lehman

Katherine Magraw

Conrad Martin

Montana Mathieu

Cynthia McClintock

Paul Sack

Don Soldini

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No