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10/11/19 | Fact Sheets
Turkey Issue Brief

Turkey's Invasion of Syria, Made in the U.S.A. 

10/11/19 | Fact Sheets
Security Assistance in Focus: Turkey

An overview of recent U.S. arms sales to Turkey

10/10/19 | Fact Sheets
Security Assistance in Focus: Syria

An overveiw of the armaments requested for Syrian opposition groups in Northern Syria. 


Sam in the News

11/10/19 | News
Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds Is Terrible, But the Answer Is Not Endless War
This article on uses SAM’s data to discuss the withdrawal of US forces from Syria, noting how the millions in US military aid to Turkey are almost surely being used by Ankara in its latest operation against the Kurds.
10/14/19 | News
American Friendships Wither in Syria
SAM’s own Elias Yousif states that Trump's withdrawal of US troops in Syria is not the first time the US has abandoned friends in the region, and he must act quickly to show allies that the US will stand by its commitments. Read More

SAM Events

08/04/18 | Event
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05/22/18 | Event

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government...

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