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

4/24/15 | Fact Sheets
The Obama Administrations' FY 2016 Request for Security Assistance

Based on several U.S. budget documents released from February to March 2015, the Obama Administration has provided some detailed information and data on its FY 2016 request to Congress for security assistance – aid providing training and equipment to foreign military and police forces – around...

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4/23/15 | Blog
Pentagon Seeks $10 billion for Military Aid in FY 2016 with Focus on Middle East and Africa

Combining the State and Defense Department’s FY 2016 requests, the administration is seeking to provide at least $18.7 billion in security assistance worldwide in FY 2016, a 5 percent increase from FY 2015 and a 13.2 percent increase from FY 2014 (see Figure 1). These totals come from a new...

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4/23/15 | Blog
How Mexico's Drug War Fuels Violence Against Women

In Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean, historically unequal power relations between men and women have been further...

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Resources

4/24/15 | Hearings
Military Space Programs

Witnesses

  1. Honorable Deborah L. James
    Secretary Of The Air Force
     
  2. General John E. Hyten, USAF
    Commander, Air Force Space Command
     
  3. Ms. Cristina T. Chaplain...
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4/24/15 | Hearings
United States Security Policy in Europe

To receive testimony on United States security policy in Europe.

Witnesses

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Upcoming Dates

04/27/15 | Event

Conditions for the media have deteriorated sharply, as reporters, editors and publishers face mounting restrictions on the free flow of news and information...

04/27/15 | Event

Please join us for a conference to examine U.S. policy options to advance family planning and women's health in Senegal. This event will focus on Senegal’s...

04/27/15 | Event

The development of new technologies for unmanned flight and microelectronics in the last two decades has led to an explosion in civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS, commonly known as drones) activity in the U.S. From a few hobbyists flying small, technically limited model aircraft in the 1990s,...