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:


10/1/15 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Countering Violent Extremism Aid

A walk through U.S. aid for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) from 2012-2016.

10/1/15 | Fact Sheets
Defense Services and Defense Articles 2005-2013

U.S. private military training, maintenance of arms and manufacturing assistance (defense services) surpass arms (defense articles) export authorizations each year.



10/6/15 | News
African Countries Doing More for World Peace
It is clear that some countries, especially those in Africa, are doing more than their fair share in peacekeeping contributions.
10/6/15 | News
$266M for New U.S. Embassy With 'Energy Efficient Lighting,' 'Water-Conserving Plumbing'
The United States broke ground Monday for a new, multi-building embassy complex in Turkmenistan, at the border with Iran.
10/6/15 | News
U.S. Congratulates Kyrgyzstanis for Exercising Their Democratic Rights in Past Parliamentary Elections
"The United States congratulates the people of the Kyrgyz Republic for exercising their democratic rights during the recent parliamentary elections. President Atambaev, the Jogorku Kenesh, the Central Election Commission, and many governmental and civil society groups contributed to an...

Upcoming Dates

10/06/15 | Event

On October 6, 2015, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee are hosting a public affairs briefing on “Analyzing and Assessing Saudi Arabian...

10/06/15 | Event

Muhammad Tahir, Director of Turkmen Service and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty discusses regional security in Turkmenistan. 

10/07/15 | Event


The Honorable Mike Johanns
(Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Carolyn Woo, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Relief Services

Mr. David Hong
Director of Global Policy...