A citizen's guide to U.S. security and defense assistance

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In addition to interactive datasets, we provide analysis and access to extensive resources about the United States’ security relationship with the countries and people of Africa, Central Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa.

On this website you will find:

  • An interactive dataset providing data from 2000 to the present on the United States’ military and police aid, training programs, and arms sales to the rest of the world. We also track data on U.S. humanitarian and development aid to compare against the level of U.S. military and police aid.
  • An extensive resource database catalogues relevant policy statements, legislation, news, and more. Use this as your source for information on what others are saying about U.S. global security policy, whether in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Congress, other governments, or NGOs.  
  • Expert analysis highlights trends and offers perspectives U.S. security policy worldwide. Our blog offers timely analysis and contextualization of current events and the data found in our datasets. Fact sheets shine light on relevant events and U.S. policies. Our publications provide a more in depth look at and analysis of the trends in U.S. security policy worldwide.  
  • A calendar presents upcoming public events, hearings, official travel, reporting deadlines and more. (Coming soon!) 
  • An image gallery presents public-domain photos depicting U.S. engagement with the world, taken mostly from official U.S. government online sources. (Coming soon!)

Stay Current:

Analysis

4/10/15 | Blog
A Walk Through U.S. Arms Sales and Aid to Operation Decisive Storm Countries

As these countries continue to engage in airstrikes against targets in Yemen with support from the United States, here is a breakdown of what the United States has been providing since FY 2009, and what they might be using during the operation.

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4/9/15 | Blog
Mexico to Receive More Military Training from U.S. & Colombia

A recent article in the Mexican newspaper, Milenio, highlighted the significant amount of military training the United States is providing to Mexican security forces. According...

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4/6/15 | Publications
Honduras: Un Gobierno Que Incumple Con Proteger a Su Pueblo

El Grupo de Trabajo para Asuntos Latinoamericanos (LAWGEF) y el Centro sobre Políticas Internacionales (CIP) viajaron el pasado mes de diciembre a Honduras para realizar un reconocimiento de primera mano. Lo que encontramos fue un aparato de seguridad y un sistema de justicia que requieren...

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Resources

4/17/15 | Hearings
Hearing: Confronting Russia’s Weaponization of Information

Agenda:

House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing regarding the weaponization of information in Russia.

Witnesses:

Mr. Peter Pomerantsev

Senior Fellow
The Legatum Institute

Ms. Helle C. Dale

Senior Fellow for...

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4/17/15 | Hearings
Yemen Under Attack by Iranian-Backed Houthis

Agenda: 

House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing regarding the situation in Yemen. 

Witnesses:

The Honorable Gerald M. Feierstein
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
U.S. Department of...

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4/17/15 | Policy Statements
Conviction of Azerbaijani Human Rights Activist Rasul Jafarov
U.S. government expressed disapproval of the decision of an Azerbaijani court to sentence prominent human rights activist Rasul Jafarov to a six and a half - year prison term on charges widely considered to be politically motivated.
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Upcoming Dates

04/20/15 | Event

The spread of Ebola through West Africa was a vivid demonstration of the outsized threat global health crises pose to international stability and security. The lessons learned from the earliest days of the outbreak point us toward improving our response to the next crisis. High among those...

04/20/15 | Event

The spread of Ebola through West Africa was a vivid demonstration of the outsized threat global health crises pose to international stability and security. The lessons learned from the earliest days of the outbreak point us toward improving our response to the next crisis. High among those...

04/20/15 | Event

New oil and gas discoveries across Africa have raised hopes among governments and citizens alike that major investments to spur economic growth and development are the horizon. But the recent collapse in oil prices and broader unease around the energy market leave the timetable for capitalizing...