A citizen's guide to U.S. security and defense assistance


In addition to interactive datasets, we provide analysis and access to extensive resources about the United States’ security relationship with the countries and people of Africa, Central Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa.

On this website you will find:

  • An interactive dataset providing data from 2000 to the present on the United States’ military and police aid, training programs, and arms sales to the rest of the world. We also track data on U.S. humanitarian and development aid to compare against the level of U.S. military and police aid.
  • An extensive resource database catalogues relevant policy statements, legislation, news, and more. Use this as your source for information on what others are saying about U.S. global security policy, whether in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Congress, other governments, or NGOs.  
  • Expert analysis highlights trends and offers perspectives U.S. security policy worldwide. Our blog offers timely analysis and contextualization of current events and the data found in our datasets. Fact sheets shine light on relevant events and U.S. policies. Our publications provide a more in depth look at and analysis of the trends in U.S. security policy worldwide.  
  • A calendar presents upcoming public events, hearings, official travel, reporting deadlines and more. (Coming soon!) 
  • An image gallery presents public-domain photos depicting U.S. engagement with the world, taken mostly from official U.S. government online sources. (Coming soon!)

Stay Current:


5/22/15 | Blog
How U.S. Aid can Help a Post-Peace Accord Colombia

U.S. faith leaders have stated their support for the peace process in Colombia, and they have some recommendations for how the U.S. can adjust its aid to help the country’s effort for peace. On Monday, 32 faith-based leaders...

5/19/15 | Blog
U.S.-Tunisia Security Cooperation Escalates to Nearly $100 Million

As President Obama prepares to discuss U.S.-Tunisia security cooperation to combat extremism on Thursday with President Beji Caid Essebsi at the White House, Obama will surely highlight his proposed increased U.S. military aid to Tunisia. For FY 2016, the U.S. plans to allocate $99 million in...

5/14/15 | Blog
New Report Shows Corruption is Major Threat to Effective Security Assistance

For years, Afghanistan has been rated one of the most corrupt countries in the world and the massive infusion of foreign aid, including military and police aid, has often exacerbated, if not fueled, the problem. To help countries furnishing aid to countries like Afghanistan, Transparency...



5/22/15 | Policy Statements
Syria Operation Was Highly Successful, Official Says
The U.S. special operations forces raid that killed a senior leader of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria May 15 was a highly successful operation.
5/22/15 | Policy Statements
Carter, Tunisian President Discuss Defense Issues at Pentagon
The U.S.-Tunisian defense partnership, Tunisia's security situation, and counterterrorism assistance were topics of discussion when Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi met at the Pentagon.
5/22/15 | Policy Statements
May 19: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq
Strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community.

Upcoming Dates

05/26/15 | Event

The Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS is leading a series - the Next Generation Dialogue on Industry and Defense - to reinvigorate the dialogue between the DoD and industry on significant shifts underway in the defense sector. This event will focus on the major challenges and...

05/26/15 | Event

The Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force invites you to a discussion with the Ambassadors of Britain, France and Germany about the role of the “E-3” in negotiating a nuclear agreement with Iran, and the implications of a comprehensive long-term deal for European relations with Iran. Iran and the...

05/26/15 | Event

From school children to rights activists, individuals from all walks of life have become targets of violence in Pakistan. With the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar to most recently the murder of leading human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud, Director of The Second Floor (T2F) in...