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6/7/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Cybersecurity Assistance

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

5/31/16 | Blog
EVENT: Understanding Effective Cyber Security Capacity Building, Lessons Learned From the Review of 11 Countries Across the Globe

As digital technologies rapidly grow and the use of the Internet expands, so do the risks that accompany it. Cyber security capacity building efforts thus have become a priority, not only for governments, but also for the private sector and civil society around the world.

5/17/16 | Blog
Unexamined Risks: The Pentagon’s Military Aid Abroad

Since September 11, the U.S. government has overseen a massive expansion in Pentagon-funded aid to foreign security forces, moving from $800 million in FY 2001 to more than $10.8 billion in FY...



6/29/16 | News
Nicaragua Expels Six Environmental Activists Accused of Handling Explosives
Nicaragua has expelled six foreign environmental activists after they were detained on allegations of handling explosive substances without authorization, a lawyer and the Mexican government said Tuesday.
6/29/16 | News
Ethiopia Gets Non-Permanent U.N. Security Council Seat
Ethiopia is to be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years. The country may spread peace while on blue helmet missions abroad, but critics complain that political space at home is contracting.
6/29/16 | News
German Lawsuit Accuses Turkey of 'War Crimes' in Military Operations Against Kurds
The accusations echo those of Turkey's Kurdish opposition and human rights groups, which have documented widespread abuses during months of counter-terror operations in southeast Turkey.

Upcoming Dates

06/30/16 | Event

During his time as Prime Minister of Ukraine from February 2014 until April 2016, Arseniy Yatsenyuk was a leading reformer in Ukraine's government. Under Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s parliament passed crucial energy sector reforms to bring Ukraine in line with the European Third Energy...

07/06/16 | Event

As Colombia negotiates an end to its protracted internal armed conflict lasting over 50 years, successors to the paramilitary groups that emerged during the conflict have the potential to undermine effective implementation of the accords. To guarantee peace, Colombia will need to dismantle the...

07/07/16 | Event

As the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) heads to conference, Chairman Mac Thornberry will give remarks followed by a discussion with Dr. James Jay Carafano regarding the national security challenges facing the United States, and what Congress can do to improve the...