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

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6/13/17 | Blog
5/30/17 | Fact Sheets
FY 2018 Budget Breakdown: An Overview of Major Changes in U.S. Security Assistance Programs

The Trump administration's budget request for fiscal year 2018 presents significant cuts and policy changes to the State Department's international security assistance and peacekeeping operations. The information below compares Trump's budget blueprint with FY 2017 appropriations and identifies...

5/17/17 | Fact Sheets
Total U.S. Arms Sales Notifications Under the Trump Administration

U.S. arms sales notifications under the Trump administration total over $18B.



7/17/17 | News
Why Are Civilians Still Being Killed in the CAR?
In this article Al-Jazeera speaks to the head of the UN peacekeeping mission about plans to bring security to conflict-hit Central African Republic.
7/17/17 | News
Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan
This article discusses the implications of the Trump administrations consultation with private security companies to devise a plan in Afghanistan. A Washington Post article discusses why private military contractors aren’t going to do a better job in Afghanistan.
7/17/17 | News
UK Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia Can Continue, High Court Rules
This article discusses how campaigners lost a high-profile case calling for UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia to be stopped over humanitarian concerns, as the high court ruled exports could continue.

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07/26/17 | Event

In recent years, nonviolent movements have filled streets and dramatized crises to force political and social change from Tunisia and Egypt to Nepal or Liberia. Such civil resistance campaigns inevitably will need skills—of dialogue and negotiation—that are honed and taught by practitioners of...

08/03/17 | Event

On August 3, Hudson Institute will host a panel discussion on this important component of the battle against ISIS. Pari Ibrahim of the Free Yezidi Foundation and Naomi Kikoler of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will join Hudson Institute’s Eric B. Brown to assess how adherents of the...