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!)

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Analysis

11/25/14 | Blog
Honduras Police Chief Firing Highlights Tensions over Militarization and Police Purge

The Honduran National Police are currently in a standoff with the Ministry of Security after Police Chief Ramón Antonio Sabillón was dismissed last week, allegedly for opposing government-backed militarization of public security and a purge of the police force. His removal signals militarized...

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11/21/14 | Blog
Yemeni Soldiers Accused of Mutiny Could Have Received U.S. Aid

While it’s unclear exactly which elite unit the soldiers came from, it appears that the soldiers were part of the Central Security...

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11/21/14 | Blog
Week in Review - November 21, 2014

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met to discuss strengthening bilateral ties. President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to use his executive authority to protect millions of undocumented migrants residing in the United States from deportation. Former...

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Resources

11/25/14 | Hearings
National Defense Panel Assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

A hearing of the House Committee on Armed Services regarding the National Defense Panel Assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

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11/25/14 | Policy Statements
Statement by NATO Secretary General on the So-Called Treaty Between the Abkhazia Region of Georgia and Russia
NATO fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders. Therefore, we do not recognise the so-called treaty on alliance and strategic partnership signed between the Georgian region of Abkhazia and Russia on 24 November.
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11/25/14 | Policy Statements
On the Signing of a "Treaty" between Georgia's Abkhazia Region and the Russian Federation
The United States’ position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains clear: these regions are integral parts of Georgia, and we continue to support Georgia’s independence, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity. The United States will not recognize the legitimacy of any so-called “treaty”...
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Upcoming Dates

12/01/14 | Government Reports

For the Defense Department's Counter-Terrorism Fellowship Program, this report must provide a complete accounting of the expenditure of appropriated funds, a description of training courses, an assessment of the program's effectiveness, and a discussion of actions taken to improve it.

12/02/14 | Hearings

A hearing of the House Committee on Armed Services regarding the National Defense Panel Assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

12/03/14 | Event

A World in Crisis: The Need for American Leadership