A leading progressive voice on US foreign affairs for nearly 50 years.

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    US Policy Recommendations for War in Gaza

    Read our five recommendations for the Biden Administration to take to stop the fighting, end the nightmare faced by Palestinian civilians and Israeli hostages, and ensure the security, rights and well-being of Israelis and Palestinians in the longer term.

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    A Proposal for Gaza Reconstruction

    Palestinian scholar Omar Shaban outlines four integrated elements needed to successfully rebuild Gaza after the fighting stops.

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    Taiwan & Tensions with China: Five Recommendations for US Policy

    The US can best serve Taiwan’s security, and our own, by stabilizing relations with China in a manner that reduces the dangerous tensions that have built up between Washington and Beijing.

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    International Policy Journal

    We are delighted to welcome you to the inaugural issue of the International Policy Journal (IPJ), a platform dedicated to discussing foreign policy priorities within a progressive agenda.

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    Progressive Foreign Policy as a Political Force

    This first event of its kind by CIP marks the organization's recent expansion and revitalized mission to serve as a beacon of principled, actionable foreign policy solutions to today’s challenges.

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The Center for International Policy is a woman-led, progressive, independent nonprofit center for research, education, and advocacy working to advance a more peaceful, just, and sustainable U.S. approach to foreign policy.

Our programs provide interdisciplinary, intersectional, and cross-cutting analysis of the true causes and unforeseen consequences of conflict. Crucial to our mission is incorporating the voices of people most affected by U.S. foreign policy in the regions we study. This strategic analytical approach is integrated into all of CIP’s programs to offer alternative solutions to security challenges that are effective and sustainable for our nation, our global community, and our planet.

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    Putting people and the planet first for nearly 50 years.

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      We Get the Word Out

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    Why we’re here

    The Center for International Policy (CIP) aims to advance a peaceful, just, and sustainable world supported by U.S. foreign policy that puts people and the planet first.

    We work to promote greater transparency, government accountability and advance intersectional and interdisciplinary data-driven solutions to today's global security challenges. Our programs offer sustainable and effective solutions to address the most urgent threats to our planet: war, corruption, inequity, and the climate crisis.

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    NEW STATEMENT: ICJ Determination of Violations in Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territories a Welcome Step https://internationalpolicy.org/publications/icj-determination-of-violations-in-israeli-occupation-of-palestinian-territories-a-welcome-step/

    🔴#ACRPS #IranianStudiesUnit panel titled “The 2024 Presidential #Election in #Iran” with Abas Aslani @AbasAslani, Mehran Kamrava @MehranKamrava, and Zakiyeh Yazdanshenas @YzdZakiyeh, moderated by Negar Mortazavi @NegarMortazavi .

    This week’s #NATO75 Summit in Washington will see the alliance delve into outer #space and #cyber capabilities as it seizes opportunities to articulate its policy on future conflicts. Revisit ‘NATO Braces for Space #Warfare’ via @TheNatlInterest @CIPolicy

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    NATO Braces for Space Warfare

    NATO’s space policy is an essential first step in situating the alliance at the forefront of modern security and defense norm-setting and...

    ➡️some initial reflections on the Iranian electorate's behavior in electing reformist Pezeshkian, which marks a significant moment in the country’s tumultuous political landscape:

    This election unfolded amidst widespread discontent and despair, driven by harsh economic

    Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian has won Iran's presidential election, according to numerous credible sources.

    This two-round election highlighted the Iranian electorate's clear desire for change. His victory holds promise for future negotiations and US-Iran diplomacy.

    NR Sr Fellow @NegarMortazavi discusses the surprise success of the reformist candidate in Iran's elections with @BBCWorld @CarlNasman:

    "There is potential that Masoud Pezeshkian can pull this off & even come out as the winner in the runoff next week."

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    Iran Presidential Election - BBC

    Negar Mortazavi discusses Iran's snap presidential election held on June 28, 2024

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