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:


11/19/15 | Blog
Ignoring Governance Puts Military Aid in Peril

U.S. security assistance and cooperation programs have come under a lot of fire recently.  The failure of the $500 million program to train and equip moderate opposition forces in Syria is the latest example. However, there is a longer history,

11/18/15 | Blog
Obama’s Billion Dollar Aid Request to Central America: How Has It Changed?

The latest bills from Congress cut back on President Obama’s aid request while increasing military assistance. Here is an update of current funding proposals for Central America.



11/25/15 | News
Pentagon Inquiry Finds Human, Technical Errors Led to Kunduz Hospital Airstrike
A month-long Pentagon investigation has blamed a series of human errors and technical malfunctions for the deadly U.S. gunship attack on an international aid hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, a senior military official briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
11/25/15 | News
As Winter Approaches, Looking for U.S. Leadership in Ukraine
U.S. support both bolsters an emerging Ukrainian democracy and demonstrates a willingness to assist vulnerable allies. This is an opportunity for the U.S. to exercise leadership in a region of strategic and historic importance.

Upcoming Dates

11/30/15 | Event

When a fresh wave of violence broke out in the Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui at the end of September, the transitional government and the international community struggled to respond. Dozens died, hundreds were injured, and thousands fled their homes. Amid this increase in...

12/01/15 | Event

On Sunday, Mauricio Macri’s election victory in Argentina ended twelve years of Kirchnerist control. The win for the center-right candidate is the most concrete sign to date that Latin America may be at a political inflection point.

12/01/15 | Event

Join us for an expert discussion on the role of development actors in addressing the drivers and manifestations of violent extremism. Although the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001 forced governments around the world to develop new counterterrorism tactics, the rise of ISIS and other...