Top New York Times, WaPo Experts Affiliated With Pentagon-Funded CNAS Think Tank

Watch Behind The Headlines correspondent Dan Cohen explain how top foreign policy reporters are linked to the U.S. government, weapons industry and oil corporations – the very forces they are supposed to hold accountable. 

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Imagine a country where there’s no separation between the government, the military, and the media. A lot of Americans would think of China, Russia or North Korea, but it’s a perfect description of the United States today. And here in Washington, the think tank inside this nondescript building – Center For A New American Security (CNAS) – is the

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Tanks and Think Tanks: How Taiwanese Cash is Funding the Push to War with China

Twenty years ago, a group of neoconservative think tanks used their power to push for disastrous wars in the Middle East. Now, a new set of think tanks staffed with many of the same experts and funded by Taiwanese money is working hard to convince Americans that there is a new existential threat: China.

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TAIPEI -- At MintPress, we have been at the forefront of exposing how Middle Eastern dictatorships and weapons contractors have been funneling money into think tanks and political action committees, keeping up a steady drumbeat for more war and conflict around the world. Yet one little-discussed nation that punches well above its weight in spending

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Washington Post “Expert” Linked to Defense Companies Hypes North Korea Missile Threat

The Post has a long and sordid history of relying on think tanks funded by weapons makers and other dark money interests to push for war.

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An alarming report published Monday in the Washington Post claimed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile right as Joe Biden is inaugurated.  “North Korea appears to be taking steps toward a new test of a powerful submarine-launched missile, U.S. weapons experts said, as it steadily dials up

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How the Experts for the People Are Shut out by Mainstream Media

Mainstream media outlets seem oblivious to the blatant economic conflicts of interest inherent in groups such as the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and professors who moonlight with corporations.

Then Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates walks off the set after appearing for a taping of CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, where he discussed the Iraq War, Aug. 5, 2007, in Washington. (AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Opinion -- Ever wonder how the television, radio and newspaper people select whom they are going to interview or get quotes from when they are reporting the news or producing a feature? I do. What I’ve learned is that they go to guests that are connected with the established powers—such as think tanks in Washington, D.C. that work on “the

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Neocons Leverage Hate For Trump To Push For More War

Neocons have pulled liberals into the neocon strategies for war and more war, largely by exploiting the Left’s disgust with President Trump.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. talks to reporters as he arrives for a closed-door meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis. Earlier, President Donald Trump signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia which passed Congress with overwhelming support. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

OPINION -- A savvy Washington observer once told me that the political reality about the neoconservatives is that they alone couldn’t win you a single precinct in the United States. But both Republicans and Democrats still line up to gain neocon support or at least neocon acceptance. Part of the reason for this paradox is the degree of dominance

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Human Rights Watch Rated Among Least Transparent Think Tanks In US

‘The number of organizations who still consider it acceptable to take money from hidden hands behind closed doors is rapidly dwindling,’ noted the executive director of an NGO studying think tank transparency.

Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, speaks during the annual press conference of the non governmental organization in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

AUSTIN, Texas --- A nonprofit that studies global think tanks considers Human Rights Watch to be among the least transparent think tanks in the United States, at least in terms of its funding sources. According to Transparify, think tanks around the world are becoming more transparent about the sources of their funding and how they put that

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