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7/22/18 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Arms Sales Notifications in 2018

The Trump Administration is proposing an unprecedented amount of major U.S. arms sales in the first half of 2018 compared to previous years, moving from $19 billion in 2017 to $51 billion in 2018. The bulk of the proposed arms sales are going to countries in the Europe and Eurasia region and for...

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7/9/18 | Reports
Proposed Firearms Export Changes: Key Challenges for U.S. Oversight

We are writing to express our concerns about the U.S. Department of Commerce’s proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2018, to transfer certain firearms, guns, ammunition, and related parts from the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the U.S. Department...

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5/16/18 | Blog
Trump Admin. Continues Spike in Counterterrorism Aid to Africa

The Trump Administration is continuing an unprecedented increase in U.S. foreign aid to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to address terrorist groups threats through the Defense and State Departments, according to a...

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SAM in the News

7/23/18 | News
How a One-Word Loophole Will Make It Easier for the U.S. to Sell Weapons to Governments That Kill Civilians
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this piece about a possible loophole in the Trump Administration’s new arms export policy.
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7/16/18 | News
With NATO Defense Buildup, US Weapons Makers Could Benefit
SAM's arms sales data is used in this article stating that some of the biggest beneficiaries of the recent NATO Summit could be U.S. weapons manufacturers. Read More
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7/16/18 | News
Trump’s arms export rules will undermine US security and risk human rights abuses
SAM's fact sheet on congressional notifications for U.S. firearms exports was cited in this piece that details the major critiques of the Trump Administration's proposed firearms export rule. Read More
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Events

02/28/14 | Event

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center's Mexico Institute for a roundtable discussion with the head of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, José Alejandro Luna Ramos. Judge Ramos and others will discuss the implications of the new...

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03/11/14 | Event

On March 11, Hudson Institute senior fellow Lee Smith will moderate a panel with Hillel Fradkin, Adam Garfinkle, Robert Satloff, and Tamara Cofman Wittes to discuss whether or not the Obama White House has a real strategy for the Middle East.

03/11/14 | Event

Christopher Chivvis, adjunct professor in the European and Eurasian Studies Program and senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, will discuss his new book Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of International Intervention. Karim Mezran, adjunct professor of Middle East...

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