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!)

Stay Current:


12/19/14 | Blog
Security Sector Reform a Key Issue to Watch in Tunisia

As the Obama Administration looks to engage with the winner of the upcoming presidential run-off election in Tunisia, which is between the current interim...

12/17/14 | Blog
New Report Questions Effectiveness of U.S. Aid to Central America

In light of the worsening situation in Central America, a new report from the Wilson Center calls into question the implementation and effectiveness of U.S. assistance...

12/17/14 | Blog
Africa then Middle East Top List of U.S. Military and Police Trainees

According to the U.S. government’s latest foreign military training report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, the United States trained 29,784 military or police personnel from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), significantly more than any other region in...



12/18/14 | Policy Statements
Remarks at Center for American Progress
The last six months have set the stage for positive changes in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has just finished a historic, democratic transfer of power to what CAP’s Ariella Viehe and colleagues accurately described in a forthcoming article I just read as a “deeply engaged and visionary national unity...
12/18/14 | News
Nations Conduct Largest Effort against ISIS
The U.S. and coalition partners launched the single largest coalition effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) this week to help clear them from northwestern Iraq, according to a coalition spokesman.
12/18/14 | News
Start of Iraqi Training Mission Still Months Away
It's likely to be several months until the new American-led mission to train Iraqi soldiers gets underway, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Upcoming Dates

01/13/15 | Event


with comments by

  • Jeffrey Smith, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights


01/15/15 | Event

On January 30th, 2013, the McCain Institute for International Leadership launched its Debate and Decision series with an inaugural event entitled “Should the United States Save Syria?” A distinguished group of debaters tackled the topic during a live debate moderated by CNN’s Elise Labott at the...

03/01/15 | Government Reports

The Secretary of State must provide the factual basis of the President's yearly decisions to certify whether significant drug source and transit countries are cooperating with U.S. anti-drug efforts. The report must also offer a detailed description of these efforts in each country, the country'...