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6/7/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Cybersecurity Assistance

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

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5/31/16 | Blog
EVENT: Understanding Effective Cyber Security Capacity Building, Lessons Learned From the Review of 11 Countries Across the Globe

As digital technologies rapidly grow and the use of the Internet expands, so do the risks that accompany it. Cyber security capacity building efforts thus have become a priority, not only for governments, but also for the private sector and civil society around the world.

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5/17/16 | Blog
Unexamined Risks: The Pentagon’s Military Aid Abroad

Since September 11, the U.S. government has overseen a massive expansion in Pentagon-funded aid to foreign security forces, moving from $800 million in FY 2001 to more than $10.8 billion in FY...

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Resources

6/30/16 | News
First Group of UN Peace Process Observers Arrive in Colombia
The first group of United Nations observers arrived in Colombia to help with the monitoring and verification of the recently signed bilateral cease-fire between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a U.N. spokesperson Farhan Haq confirmed Tuesday.
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6/30/16 | News
America’s Colombia Problem: Widespread Ignorance of the Mess the U.S. has made in South America
The United States has effectively bankrolled a humanitarian crisis under the guise of a supremely ineffectual war on drugs. At some point the U.S. ought to wield its vast defense budget not to teach corrupt military officers “torture, blackmail and other forms of coercion against insurgents,” but...
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6/30/16 | News
Brazil Official Says Political Crisis Won't Hit Rio Security
One of Brazil's top security officials says the political turmoil that has brought repeated changes to key government positions will not affect security at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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Upcoming Dates

07/06/16 | Event

As Colombia negotiates an end to its protracted internal armed conflict lasting over 50 years, successors to the paramilitary groups that emerged during the conflict have the potential to undermine effective implementation of the accords. To guarantee peace, Colombia will need to dismantle the...

07/07/16 | Event

As the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) heads to conference, Chairman Mac Thornberry will give remarks followed by a discussion with Dr. James Jay Carafano regarding the national security challenges facing the United States, and what Congress can do to improve the...

07/07/16 | Event

Important changes are reshaping the political landscape across Latin America. While the last decade has been dominated by great polarization and populist authoritarianism, recent elections in Argentina and Peru signal important developments in the region. Regimes built on democratic values...