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Ahead of the 37th ASEAN Member summit, this factsheet gives an overview of the U.S.'s deepening defense ties in Southeast Asia. 

Just one week After President Trump asserted that all U.S. troops in Afghanistan would be home by Christmas, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has confirmed that at least 2,500 American soldiers will remain in Afghanistan into 2021. The contradictory information reflects divisions within the U.S. government regarding the timeframe and conditions of a U.S withdrawal from Afghanistan, and takes place amidst faltering peace talks between the Afghan central government and the Taliban. 
 
 
 
 

An overview of U.S. arms and defense ties with the GCC in the context of the Abraham Accords. 

An overivew of U.S. security assistance and cooperation programming in the Maghreb.  

With the Trump Administration dramatically altering the oversight of U.S. firearm exports, this Issue Brief looks at the arms sales in 2019 that would have slipped under the radar under new regulations. 

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