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5/17/16 | Blog
Unexamined Risks: The Pentagon’s Military Aid Abroad

Since September 11, the U.S. government has overseen a massive expansion in Pentagon-funded aid to foreign security forces, moving from $800 million in FY 2001 to more than $10.8 billion in FY...

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4/29/16 | Blog
French Military Education in Africa: New Cooperation Possibilities for the United States?

As the United States continues to expand its military cooperation with France for combat operations to address Islamic extremism in Africa, another area the United States may want to collaborate with France is building professional military forces in Africa. Unlike the United States, France has...

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4/29/16 | Fact Sheets
French Military Training Schools

France maintains a network of sixteen military training schools in ten countries throughout its former colonial sphere. This network presents both opportuntieis for increased military training coordination with the U.S., as well as new trans-Atlantic challenges. 

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Resources

5/26/16 | News
UK Sponsors Torture, Killing and Big Business in Colombia
The recent disappearance of two journalists from Colombia’s RCN network highlights not only the complexities of the country’s dire political situation, but the insularity of Euro-American thinking.
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5/26/16 | News
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
Warming security ties between Iran and Turkmenistan could have long-lasting implications. After their bilateral meeting, Rouhani declared that Iran and Turkmenistan needed to expand their security partnership, because both countries have common interests in counter-terrorism, containing Islamic...
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5/26/16 | News
Djiboutian Armed Forces Soldiers Finish a Five Month Training Course
Djiboutian Armed Forces, also known as the Force Aérienne du Djibouti (FAD), soldiers completed their final test and graduated from Area Logistics Training, May 19, 2016.
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Upcoming Dates

05/26/16 | Hearings

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing to discuss to role of cartels in the combatting drug violece and public health crises. Witnesses from the State Department and the Office of National Drug Control Policy will testify. 

05/26/16 | Event

Please join us for the latest event in the Atlantic Council's Defense-Industrial Policy Series, featuring a discussion on Turkey's defense-industrial policy with Dr. Ismail Demir, Turkish undersecretary for defense industries, on Thursday, May 26, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

05/26/16 | Event

Join Hudson Institute and the Foreign Policy Initiative as we host Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois for a discussion with journalist Josh Rogin of Bloomberg View. The focus of the discussion will be the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, including ISIS and the resulting refugee crisis,...