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10/20/20 | Fact Sheets
The Afghan Defense Sector Amidst a U.S. Drawdown
Just one week After President Trump asserted that all U.S. troops in Afghanistan would be home by Christmas, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has confirmed that at least 2,500 American soldiers will remain in Afghanistan into 2021. The contradictory information reflects divisions...
10/5/20 | Fact Sheets
The Abraham Accords & Implications for U.S. Arms Sales to the Gulf

An overview of U.S. arms and defense ties with the GCC in the context of the Abraham Accords. 

10/1/20 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Security Assistance in the Maghreb

An overivew of U.S. security assistance and cooperation programming in the Maghreb.  


Sam in the News

12/3/19 | News
Naval maneuvers from China, Iran and Russia
In this article, program & research associate Elias Yousif was quoted on recent joint military exercises between China, Iran, and Russia.
11/10/19 | News
Ron Johnson: Trump Advisers Had To ‘Convince’ President To Send Ukraine Aid
SAM's data is cited in this piece discussing the impeachment inquiry and the amount of security assistance Ukraine receives. Read More
10/25/19 | News
US Military Aid to Lebanon Continues Amid Protests
SAM's analysis is cited in this article discussing the Defense Department's decision to continue sending military aid to Lebanon as nationwide demonstrations continue. Read More

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05/22/18 | Event

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government...

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