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

2/23/15 | Blog
Can U.S. Aid Help Address the Perfect Storm in Honduras?

The Obama Administration announced in January 2015 a $1 billion package of assistance to Central America. Will this assistance help address the “perfect...

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2/17/15 | Blog
U.S. Shifts to Increase Military Aid to the Maghreb and Sahel

As part of the State Department’s budget request for FY 2016 released on February 2, the Obama Administration is requesting a significant jump in security and one type of development aid to the Maghreb and Sahel countries of...

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2/17/15 | Blog
The Law of Secrets: What the Honduran Government Doesn’t Want People to Know

The Honduran government has been quietly barring public access to official security documents and budgets, while closing spaces for protest, dissent, and the press.

 
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Resources

2/27/15 | Policy Statements
U.S.-Liberia Relationship
The U.S.-Liberia relationship dates back nearly 200 years and is stronger than ever as we continue working together to get to zero Ebola cases. Liberia, under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has emerged from over a decade of war to be a key champion of democracy, peace, and...
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2/27/15 | Policy Statements
Press Availability With President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Secretary of State, John Kerry and Her Excellency, Dr. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, discuss success and further challenges of the Ebola crisis. President Sirleaf is a very distinguished world leader, the deserving recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, and the first woman...
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2/27/15 | Policy Statements
State Dept. Official on Re-establishing Relations with Cuba
Roberta Jacobson, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, remarks on the Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba.
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Upcoming Dates

03/01/15 | Government Reports

The Secretary of State must provide the factual basis of the President's yearly decisions to certify whether significant drug source and transit countries are cooperating with U.S. anti-drug efforts. The report must also offer a detailed description of these efforts in each country, the country'...

03/03/15 | Hearings

Witnesses:

Ms. Christine Wormuth
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy 

General Lloyd Austin, USA
Commander of U.S. CENTCOM

 
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03/03/15 | Event
Contractors are indispensable to modern war, and yet, little is known about the industry's structure, operations, and future. Typically led by ex-military men, contractor firms are by their very nature secretive; even the US government-the entity that usually pays them-knows relatively...