Founded in 1975, in the wake of the Vietnam War, by former diplomats and peace activists. CIP’s founders wanted to build on the massive grassroots roots movements that helped end the Vietnam War and to make sure the lessons of the war were not distorted or forgotten. CIP’s mix of experts from inside the government and those from outside by choice has shaped both our methodology and our agenda since our founding.
Today, our four programs continue to strive to achieve advances in U.S. foreign policy that fall in line with our mission: international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for human rights.
Through advocacy and policy research, CIP promotes transparency and accountability in U.S. foreign policy, while advocating a foreign policy that promotes international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for human rights. Our work provides policy recommendations and analysis to decisionmakers in government, the private sector and civil society.