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

9/3/15 | Blog
Governments Punt on Transparency at Arms Trade Conference

At its core, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – the first international legally-binding treaty to regulate the international transfer of conventional arms – is about transparency of what has traditionally been an opaque and secretive trade. The first...

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8/25/15 | Blog
Georgian Defense Minister Says Without NATO, Russian Aggression Grows

On Wednesday, August 19, Georgia’s first female Defense Minister, Tinatin Khidasheli, headlined the event “Seeing Security: Georgia Between Russia and ISIS” at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)....

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8/24/15 | Blog
U.S. Military Support for MENA Partners in Anti-ISIS Coalition

U.S. partners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) form a key part of the Obama Administration’s anti-ISIS coalition. A recent Congressional Research Service report highlighted specific contributions, including at least 28 F-16s, from six MENA countries. Here’s a look at the total amount...

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Resources

9/3/15 | Policy Statements
The New Tunisian Model of Governance
Thank you for that warm introduction. It’s a pleasure for me to be in Tunisia, and especially here at the Mediterranean Business School.
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9/3/15 | News
Anti-Government Protests Resume in Burundi
Anti-government protesters have resumed in some neighborhoods in Burundi's capital after residents accused the police of harassment.
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9/3/15 | News
U.S.-Funded Coast Guard Boat Basin Opens in Batumi
A new boat basin for the Georgian coast guard, built with USD 14 million funding from the United States, was opened in Batumi on September 3.
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Upcoming Dates

09/02/15 to 09/03/15 | Event

The austerity measures known as sequestration, a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011, took effect in 2013—resulting in large across-the-board cuts in funding at the Department of Defense (DOD). Over the past five years, DOD also faced other budgetary turmoil, notably the government shutdown...

09/03/15 | Event

H.E. Ambassador Lukman Faily has served as Iraq’s ambassador to the United States since July 2013. Prior to this he served as Iraq’s ambassador to Japan from June 2010 until May 2013. Ambassador Faily has extensive experience in diplomacy, business organization management, and information...

09/03/15 | Event

As countries are faced with increasingly severe challenges to their security, militaries have been forced to rapidly adapt to new and changing threats, and to determine what role they will play in responding to global uncertainties. Given the United Kingdom's strategic location in Europe and as...