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

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8/18/19 | Blog
Great Power Rivalry and Security Cooperation

U.S. security assistance to Europe and South East Asia reflects efforts to contain the growing power of geopolitical rivals in their near abroad. 

8/18/19 | Fact Sheets
Echos of Cold War Containment in U.S. Security Assistance

As the U.S. seeks to contain the growing regional clout of China and Russia in their near abroads, American policymakers may find that historic realities of each region may create varying degrees of success for their efforts. 

8/2/19 | Fact Sheets
Security Assistance in Focus: Lebanon's 4th Land Border Regiment

In the fourth of SAM's Security Assistance in Focus Series, we profile on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Lebanon's 4th Land Border Regiment.  


Sam in the News

8/15/19 | News
US Allocates $100 million in Security Aid to Azerbaijan in 2018-19
SAM's data on security assistance to Azerbaijan is cited in this Armenian news outlet. Read More
6/6/19 | News
An "Emergency" Arms Deal: Will Congress Acquiesce in Another Blow to Its Authority?
SAM's fact sheet on the arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE involved in the Trump Administration's emergency declaration are cited. Read More
5/30/19 | News
Trump bypassed Congress on Saudi weapons sale. Here's how he did it
SAM Director, Christina Arabia, is quoted in this article examining how President Trump is sidestepping congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

SAM Events

08/04/18 | Event
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05/22/18 | Event

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government...

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