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


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!)

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3/27/15 | Blog
Five Key Points from Congress' Hearing on $1 billion Aid Package to Central America

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representative’s subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs held a hearing, “U.S. Assistance to Central America” to discuss the contents of the $1 billion...

3/23/15 | Blog
The Kingpin Strategy and U.S. Assistance to Mexico’s Drug War: Visible Results, Hidden Costs

In the span of less than one week, Mexican security forces captured two of the most notorious and feared drug cartel leaders in the country. But does the Drug War tactic known as the Kingpin Strategy, a policy supported by the U.S. government and supplemented by ...


Upcoming Dates

03/30/15 | Event

When Belgium relinquished control of the Belgian Congo in June 1960, a charismatic Patrice Lumumba became prime minister of the new Republic. Stability immediately broke down. The army mutinied, while Katanga Province seceded. Six months later Lumumba...

04/01/15 | Government Reports

For a Defense Department training-aid program: a list of countries aided; the type of training provided; the U.S. and foreign personnel involved; the relationship to other U.S. programs; the cost; the benefits to U.S. forces; and planned trainings for the next year.

04/02/15 | Event

On May 26, 2015, José Miguel Insulza will officially step down as Secretary General of the Organization of American States after ten years. He will be succeeded by former Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almargo. OnThursday, April 2, 2015, the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program will...