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CIP's International Policy Reports

The Center regularly publishes short analytical pieces related to its research and programs. Our International Policy Reports are excellent resources for education and research, or just interesting to read.

To order our IPRs as hard copies (single copy $2.50; 20 or more copies $1.00 each), send us e-mail with your mailing address included, specifying which report(s) and how many.

Read or download our IPRs:

  • Putting Preparedness Above Politics: U.S. - Cuba Cooperation Against the Threat of Hurricanes, IPR by Elizabeth Newhouse, January 2010 [pdf]

  • After Plan Colombia, IPR by Adam Isacson and Abigail Poe, December 2009 [pdf] [html]

  • U.S. Cuban Cooperation in the face of Hurricanes and other Natural Disasters, IPR by Ted Carroll and Wayne Smith, November 2009 [pdf]

  • The U.S., the Supreme Court and the Case of the Cuban Five, by Wayne Smith, July 2009 [pdf]

  • Disaster Relief Management in Cuba, IPR by Jonathan Keyser and Wayne Smith, May 2009 [pdf]

  • Ecuador's Humanitarian Emergency, the Spillover of Colombia's Conflict, IPR by Abigail Poe and Adam Isacson, April 2009 [pdf]

  • Immigrant Crackdown Joins Failed Crime and Drug Wars, IPR by Tom Barry (Americas Program), April 2009 [pdf]

  • Time to abandon our failed Cuba policy, report by Wayne Smith, April 2009

  • An Opening to Cuba can give Obama Momentum Internationally, report by Wayne Smith, January 2009

  • Changing Course: Proposals to Reverse the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy, IPR by Donald F. Herr, September 2008 [pdf]

  • Reducing Risks, Avoiding Disaster, Managing Hurricanes the Cuban Way, IPR by Jennifer Schuett and Eva Silkwood, August 2008 [pdf]

  • The CIA and the Perils of Politization, IPR by Melvin A. Goodman, March 2008 [pdf]

  • Ever Changing, Always the Same: The State of U.S.-Cuban Relations, IPR by Wayne Smith and Jennifer Schuett, December 2007 [.pdf]

  • To Protect the Gulf of Mexico: U.S.-Cuba Cooperation on Marine Conservation, IPR by Wayne Smith and Jennifer Schuett [.pdf]

  • Crimes of the Central Intelligence Agency: How Covert Action Harms U.S. Security, IPR by Melvin A. Goodman, November 2007 [pdf]
  • Torture, Terror and Innocence: Why the prison at Guantanamo must be closed, IPR by Jennifer Schuett and Abigail Poe, July 2007 [pdf]
  • Taking "No" for an Answer: The "American Servicemembers' Protection Act" and the Bush Administration's Security Relations with Latin America, IPR by Adam Isacson, May 2007 [pdf]
  • The Forgotten Bargain: Nonproliferation and Nuclear Disarmament, IPR by Selig S. Harrison, December 2006. [pdf]
  • Guantanamo: Our Own Devil's Island?, by Tiana S. Gierke, May 2005. [pdf]
  • Cuba Should Not be on the Terrorist List, by Wayne S. Smith, Robert Muse and Glenn Baker, November 2004. [pdf]
  • Commission for a Free Cuba Sets Restrictions on Americans, by Wayne Smith and Seema Patel, June 2004 [pdf]
  • Marching for Life: Defying threats, a movement of rural Hondurans leads Central America's struggle against illegal logging and the corruption that sustains it, by Bruna Genovese, June 2004 [English pdf] [Spanish pdf]
  • A Time for Change: The Outrageous Federal Sugar Subsidy Program, IPR by Wayne Smith, June 2004 [pdf]
  • Uses and Misuses of Intelligence, IPR by Melvin Goodman, January 2004 [pdf]
  • Dirty Money and Its Global Effects, by Raymond Baker, Brionne Dawson, Ilya Shulman and Clint Brewer, January 2003 [pdf]
  • Cuba on the Terrorist List: In defense of the nation or domestic political calculation?, by Anya K. Landau and Wayne S. Smith, November 2002 [pdf]
All IPRs are copyrighted by the Center for International Policy. All rights reserved. Any material herein may be quoted without permission, with credit to the Center.


Conference Reports by CIP staff:
  • Contending with Natural Disasters: Cubans and US Gulf Coast Emergency Managers Continue Conversations, Delegation Report by Elizabeth Newhouse, June 2011 [pdf] [html]

  • Questions of Racial Identity, Racism, and Anti-Racist Policies in Cuba Today, Conference Report by Elizabeth Newhouse, June 2011 [pdf] [html]

  • The U.S. Should Take Immediate Steps to Improve Relations with Cuba, Conference Report by Elizabeth Newhouse, January 2011 [pdf]
  • U.S. - Cuba Conference on Hurricane Cooperation, Conference Report by Elizabeth Newhouse and Wayne Smith, January 2011 [pdf]
  • Are We Ready for the Next Big one? Texas Gulf Legislators Learn from Cuba's Hurricane Preparedness Model, by Elizabeth Newhouse and Wayne Smith, July 2010 [pdf]


All Conference Reports are copyrighted by the Center for International Policy. All rights reserved. Any material herein may be quoted without permission, with credit to the Center.


Research reports by CIP staff [pdfs]:

Illicit Financial Flows from the Least Developed Countries: 1990-2008, by Dev Kar, Global Financial Integrity, May 2011 [html summary] [pdf]

Transnational Crime in the Developing World, By Jeremy Haken, Global Financial Integrity, February 2011 [pdf]

Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2000-2009, By Dev Kar and Carly Curcio, Global Financial Integrity, January 2011 [html summary] [pdf]

Drivers & Dynamics of Illicit Financial Flows From India 1948-2008, By Dev Kar, Global Financial Integrity, November 2010 [html summary] [pdf]

A New Way Forward: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan, By The Afghanistan Study Group, August 2010 [html summary] [pdf]

Farms Here, Forests There: Tropical Deforestation and U.S. Competitiveness in Foreign Agriculture and Timber, by Avoided Deforestation Partners, May 2010 [pdf]

Far Worse than Watergate, Report by Lisa Haugaard, Kelly Nicholls, Abigail Poe and Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, June 2010 [English pdf] [Spanish pdf]

Waiting for Change: Trends in U.S. Security Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean, Report by Lisa Haugaard, Adam Isacson, George Withers, Abigail Poe, Joy Olson, Lucila Santos and Colin Smith, May 2010 [Spanish]

The Absorption of Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2002-2006, Report by Dev kar, Devon Cartwright-Smith and Ann Hollingshead, GFI, May 2010

Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: Hidden Resource for Development, Report by GFI, April 2010

Privately Held, Non-Resident Deposits in Secrecy Jurisdictions, Report by Ann Hollingshead, GFI, March 2010

The Implied Tax-Revenue Loss from Trade Mispricing, By Ann Hollingshead, Global Financial Integrity, February 2010 [pdf]

Review of the Peacebuilding Fund, Report to the Governments of Canada, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom by Nicole Ball and co-authored by Mariska van Beijnum, June 2009

Pakistan: The State of the Union, report by Selig Harrison, April 2009

Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries 2002-2006: Executive Summary, GFI report by Dev Kar and Devon Cartwright-Smith Click here for Economist Version (Contains detailed statistical appendix) , Version En Español, Version En Francais

Capital Flight from the Democratic Republic of Congo, report by Dev Kar, Rammil Mammadov, Rachel Goodermote, and Janak Upadhyay, July 2008

Promoting Conflict Prevention through Security Sector Reform: Review of Spending on Security Sector Reform through the Global Conflict Prevention Pool, report by Nicole Ball to the Global Conflict Prevention Pool, June 2008

Below the radar: U.S. military programs with Latin America, 1997-2007, a joint report by CIP, LAWG and WOLA, March 2007 [pdf]

Blueprint for a New Colombia Policy, by CIP, the Latin America Working Group, and the Washington Office on Latin America, March 2005. [pdf]

Blurring the Lines: Trends in U.S. military programs with Latin America, by CIP, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, and the Washington Office on Latin America, October 2004. [html] | [pdf]


Research reports on Inmigration/Border Issues:

A Death in Texas
, Tom Barry from the Americas Program in the Boston Review, Oct-Nov/09

New Policies for a New Administration

Partnership with Haiti, report by Bob Maguire, Spring 2009

National Security, report by Mel Goodman, June 2008

CIP's books

To order one or more of the Center's books, please call us at 202-232-3317 or send us an email.

  • Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA, by Senior Fellow Mel Goodman, March 2008.
    After former CIA director George Tenet's book, many people are questioning their conventional wisdom about the CIA. The truth is, it is now time for serious intelligence reform. Failure of Intelligence examines the CIA's recent failures and distorting of information for political means, and suggests an effective reform agenda. The author's reform ideas are informed by his extensive experience in the CIA as well as input from former CIA directors.

  • Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk, by Senior Fellows Mel Goodman and Craig Eisendrath, May 2004.
    How have George W. Bush and the neoconservatives in his administration managed to erode a half century of foreign relations in such a short period of time? What impact will the increased use of military force in place of diplomacy, and the ever-increasing deficit spending this creates, have on social policies at home? Veteran foreign policy analysts Craig Eisendrath and Mel Goodman answer these questions and many more.

  • Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement, by Senior Fellow Selig S. Harrison, 2002.
    Based on meetings with both Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il, Harrison presents explanations of Pyongyang's actions that are more sympathetic and intelligent than the official pronouncements of the North Korean government. He sees reunification as a realistic goal through a confederation of North and South, with all surrounding powers pledging the neutralization and denuclearization of the peninsula. He argues that the United States should withdraw its forces from South Korea over a ten-year period and seek to be an honest broker between North and South. With the end of the Cold War, North Korea lost the security backing of both Russia and China, and thus, in Harrison's view, it feels vulnerable to American attack, justifying the restart of its uranium-enrichment program.

  • National Insecurity: U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War, Senior Fellow Craig Eisendrath, editor, January 2000.
    Drawing on their experience in government administration, research and Foreign Service, ten prominent experts propose a fundamental rethinking of the United States' intelligence needs in the post-Cold War world. In addition, they offer a coherent and unified plan for reform that can simultaneously protect U.S. security and uphold the values of our democratic system. Read the book review by James M. Wall

  • Just the Facts: A Civilian's Guide to U.S. Defense and Security Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean by Adam Isacson and Joy Olson, December 1999.
    An essential resource for understanding the United States' complex military relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean. This book details dozens of programs and activities that the U.S. government carries out with the Western Hemisphere's security forces, such as arms transfers, training programs, exercises, deployments, counternarcotics operations and military bases.

  • Altered States: Security and Demilitarization in Central America, by Adam Isacson, 1997.
    Exhaustively surveys current sizes and roles of militaries in Central America, the range of threats to the region's security, the extent of current U.S. military assistance and linkages. Isacson argues that the region's militaries are irrevalent to today's security needs. He then lays out what must be done so that Central America can reduce the size of armies and eventually phase them out entirely.
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