Resources - Policy Statements

NGOs and Academia

Below are key statements from non-novernmental or academic analyses related to the U.S. defense and security assistance to the rest of the world. 

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Peacekeeping is the UN's flagship activity, and a crucial tool to assist countries emerging from conflict to establish long-term stability and set the stage for peacebuilding and development.English
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Mali
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
South Sudan
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Mexican and international organizations sent an open letter to the heads of state of Mexico, the United States, and Canada as they prepared to meet on February 19 in Toluca, Mexico for the sixth North American Leaders' Summit. English
Country(s): 
Mexico
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The recent advances in promoting accountability and the rule of law could be halted or even reversed.English
Country(s): 
Guatemala
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Monday, February 17, 2014
“I am concerned that the new Internet Law will threaten free expression and media freedom in Turkey,” Mijatović wrote in a letter to President Gül. “It contains several highly worrisome provisions which could block free online discourse on issues of public interest.”English
Friday, February 14, 2014
Here I am going to look at the set of political interests of the major actors and how they might be related to what we know happened. English
Country(s): 
Venezuela
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Friday, February 14, 2014
The situation in Veracruz is particularly disturbing because of the high number of attacks against journalists and the resistance of local authorities to consider the profession itself as a reason for the killings English
Country(s): 
Mexico
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Honduran authorities have failed to investigate properly a wave of killings and other abuses believed to be tied to land disputes in the Bajo Aguan region.English
Country(s): 
Honduras
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
The members of the Security Council are outraged by today’s terrorist attack which targeted a United Nations convoy in Mogadishu, for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries.English
Country(s): 
Somalia
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
NATO Secretary General makes a statement concerning the decision to release Afghan detainees.English
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Remarks by Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Open Debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, February 12, 2014English
Country(s): 
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
South Sudan
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
International peacekeepers have failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslim civilians in the western part of the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said in a report issued today.English
Country(s): 
Central African Republic
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Even more striking is what the poll tells us about attitudes toward Cuba in Florida, where 63 percent support normalization and only 30 percent want the United States to keep the embargo in place. English
Country(s): 
Cuba
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Monday, February 10, 2014
Over the past few weeks, US and Venezuelan government officials have voiced openness to normalizing relations. English
Country(s): 
Venezuela
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Friday, February 7, 2014
FOR has obtained documentation of a purchase in 2011 by the Colombian military of 150 such "Enhanced Paveway" guidance systems, for $6 million. Such Foreign Military Sales are facilitated and typically subsidized by Pentagon agencies.English
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Colombia
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Though there has been a flurry of activity in the House, primarily through hearings, since 2011, there have been no major congressional initiatives in the Americas.English
Thursday, February 6, 2014
A landmark framework of cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations on the prevention of and response to conflict-related sexual violence in Africa was signed Friday 31 January 2014, on the final day of the 22nd African Union Summit. English
Country(s): 
Africa Regional
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
More than 63,800 people have been officially reported missing in Colombia. This situation has a drastic effect on whole families. English
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
No civilians should die in midair because a government, lacking capable land forces, sees no other option but to shoot to kill.English
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Despite the National Guard’s reputation for being heavily armed but lightly trained, and the excessive use of force this frequently leads to, people clearly prefer them over the police.English
Country(s): 
Venezuela
Friday, January 31, 2014
Migrants, increasingly non-Mexican, are arriving in Texas -- and frequently dying in remote areas. English
Country(s): 
Mexico
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