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:


10/1/15 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Countering Violent Extremism Aid

A walk through U.S. aid for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) from 2012-2016.

10/1/15 | Fact Sheets
Defense Services and Defense Articles 2005-2013

U.S. private military training, maintenance of arms and manufacturing assistance (defense services) surpass arms (defense articles) export authorizations each year.



10/7/15 | News
Is Kyrgyzstan Central Asia’s Best Hope for Democracy?
Kyrgyzstan successfully held relatively peaceful elections on October 4, with six out of 14 parties passing the republic-wide 7% and country-wide 0.7% barrier and winning parliament seats.
10/7/15 | News
Colombia Prosecutor Seeks Probe into Former President and 1997 Massacre
Colombia’s public prosecutor has called for an investigation into whether former president Alvaro Uribe was linked to a massacre carried out by paramilitaries in 1997.
10/7/15 | News
Georgian Activists Demand to Release Protesters Supporting "Rustavi 2" TV Channel
In Tbilisi, more than 200 people held a rally in front of the house of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the former Prime Minister of Georgia. They were protesting against the court's decision to arrest two activists of the NGO "Free Zone" and a member of the "United National Movement"...

Upcoming Dates

10/07/15 | Event


The Honorable Mike Johanns
(Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Carolyn Woo, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Relief Services

Mr. David Hong
Director of Global Policy...

10/08/15 to 10/09/15 | Event

Although separatist violations of the Ukrainian ceasefire are down, the Minsk-II accords are not being fulfilled in key areas. With more Russian-speakers fighting on the Ukrainian side, the conflict is not a civil war but a civilizational confrontation between Soviet Russophones seeking a future...

10/08/15 | Hearings


Ensuring an Efficient and Effective Diplomatic Security Training Facility for the Twenty-First Century