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:


7/2/15 | Blog
Three Points on Congress’ Hearing on Colombia’s Peace Process

On Wednesday, members from the House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs held the first congressional hearing on negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

7/1/15 | Fact Sheets
Defense Bill Breakdown: Key Military Aid Issues Under Debate

Both the House and Senate have passed their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 (H.R. 1753) to authorize Defense Department programs and policies. The two congressional chambers must now seek to resolve their differences in a conference committee before a final bill...

6/23/15 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Security Assistance to Middle East at Highest Since Iraq War's End

This inforgraphic is a snapshot look at U.S. military and police aid as well as arms sales to the Middle East and North Africa region, highlighting the increase in aid over the past few years in aid and steady increase in arms deliveries since 2009.



7/2/15 | Hearings
Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and the Challenges of "Going Dark"

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and the challenges of "going dark."

7/2/15 | Hearings
Counter-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) Strategy

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services will hold a counter-ISIL strategy.

7/2/15 | Policy Statements
Counselor Shannon to Travel to Central America
Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will lead a U.S. interagency delegation, including representatives from the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice, to El Salvador,...

Upcoming Dates

07/07/15 | Event

Mexico's economic inequality has inhibited the country's economic growth and slowed the potential of its social and human capital. And extreme inequality has worsened over the last 20 years, with economic elites capturing most of the benefits of growth. The political and economic implications...

07/07/15 | Hearings

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services will hold a counter-ISIL strategy.

07/07/15 | Event

Securing the Middle East after an Iran nuclear deal is the region and the world’s next big challenge. The United States and its allies have engaged in tireless diplomacy with Iran over the past few years to produce an agreement that would limit Tehran’s nuclear program for the next decade and a...