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Center for International Policy (CIP)

The Center for International Policy was founded in 1975, in the wake of the Vietnam War, by former diplomats and peace activists. This mix of those from inside the government and those from outside by choice has shaped both our methodology and our agenda.

CIP’s Americas Program offers timely policy analysis, North-South dialogue and in-depth reports on key issues of the hemisphere through weekly publications by its experienced staff and regional network of policy experts.

Our Win Without War project is a coalition of national organizations that oppose the militarization of U.S. foreign policy and the doctrine of unilateral military preemption. It advocates fundamental changes in U.S. policy in Iraq that will bring our troops home safely and quickly and promote the creation of a sovereign and peaceful Iraq.

Address : 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 801 - Washington, DC 20036
Phone: + 202 232-3317
Fax: +202 232-3440


EuroMeSCo formally began in June 1996, with an inaugural conference in the Portuguese town of Sesimbra organised by the Instituto de Estudos Estratégicos e Internacionais (IEEI), which is based in Lisbon and now serves as the EuroMeSCo secretariat and the operational base.

It was based on an earlier initiative, MeSCo - the Mediterranean Study Commission - organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome with the support of the European Union in February 1994.

The purpose of MeSCo had been to encourage cooperation between research institutes dealing with policy and security issues around the Mediterranean basin, thus bringing together institutes from five southern European Union member-countries and their Southern Mediterranean counterparts, together with Cyprus and Malta.

MeSCo had been expanded into EuroMeSCo with European Union encouragement as a result of the signature of the Barcelona Declaration the previous November. This ushered in the European Union’s comprehensive policy for the Mediterranean, the EMP or the Barcelona Process, bringing together European Union states with their Southern Mediterranean neighbours in an initiative designed to create a zone of "shared peace, prosperity and stability" there, in the words of the Barcelona Declaration. MeSCo responded to this challenge at its third annual meeting in Sesimbra in 1996 by deciding to enlarge its membership to include the other countries of the European Union which had, until then, been excluded from membership of MeSCo itself.

Since its creation in 1996, EuroMeSCo has been adopted by the EMP as an official confidence-building measure and has, with financial support from the European Commission, engaged in three research programmes. The first two programmes have generated a series of policy papers and a book, whilst the third research programme - a three year project - was completed in mid 2004, and followed by a two-year intern programme in 2004 and 2005. In October 2005, a new contract was signed with the European Commission and a new research and information programme launched for the period 2005-2009.

At the same time, the network undertakes regular meetings with the Senior Officials of the EMP to discuss policy and security matters and maintains close contacts with the European Commission and the Council of Ministers of the EU.

Address : EuroMeSCo Secretariat
Instituto de Estudos Estratégicos e Internacionais (IEEI)
Largo de São Sebastião, 8, Paço do Lumiar
1600-762 Lisboa - Portugal
[Phone : (+351) 21 030 67 00
Fax : (+351) 21 759 39 83
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Global Witness

Founded in 1993, Global Witness campaigns to achieve real change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues. We work to highlight the link between the exploitation of natural resources and human rights abuses, particularly where the resources such as timber, diamonds and oil are used to fund and perpetuate conflict and corruption.

Address: P.O. Box 6042, London
N19 5WP, United Kingdom
Tel. : +44 (0)20 7272 6731
Fax : +44 (0)20 7272 9425
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