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

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

Egyptian President Sisi announced a new law that would allow for the deportation of foreign journalists following widespread condemnation of the regime’s treatment of the press. At least four U.S. citizens have been killed or injured by Mexican security forces this month. Commentators criticized...

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Resources

11/21/14 | Policy Statements
Elections without Representation: Dissent and Resistance to Reform in Bahrain
• A failure to institute reforms has led Bahrain’s main opposition groups to boycott upcoming elections, undercutting the legitimacy of a parliament that, in any case, has little power. • The Bahraini government has unleashed another crackdown on activists, shutting down the space for...
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11/21/14 | Policy Statements
OAS Secretary General Congratulates U.S. President on Immigration Measures
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, welcomed the initiative announced this evening by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, that benefits nearly five million undocumented people, and said “this is the fruit of the struggle they have...
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11/21/14 | Policy Statements
Daily Press Briefing: Ukraine
Can we stay with Blinken? Two more questions regarding his testimony from yesterday. First of all, he said that the U.S. should consider giving Ukraine lethal aid. Russia, the foreign ministry, has had reaction to that, saying it would be destabilizing. What is your reaction? And then also, is this...
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Upcoming Dates

11/24/14 | Event

Join AS/COA for a public luncheon presentation with the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) Director Elizabeth Zechmeister and LAPOP Founder Mitchell Seligson, who will present a first look at results from this year’s biennial AmericasBarometer study, based on surveys from 28 countries...

11/24/14 | Event

How has U.S. policy failed to anticipate current developments of jihadist movements from...

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.