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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...

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4/29/16 | Blog
French Military Education in Africa: New Cooperation Possibilities for the United States?

As the United States continues to expand its military cooperation with France for combat operations to address Islamic extremism in Africa, another area the United States may want to collaborate with France is building professional military forces in Africa. Unlike the United States, France has...

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4/29/16 | Fact Sheets
French Military Training Schools

France maintains a network of sixteen military training schools in ten countries throughout its former colonial sphere. This network presents both opportuntieis for increased military training coordination with the U.S., as well as new trans-Atlantic challenges. 

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Resources

5/27/16 | News
Colombia confirms Spanish reporter is being held by guerrilla group
Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas has confirmed that one Spanish and two Colombian reporters who went missing a few days ago are in the hands of the guerrilla group Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN).
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5/27/16 | News
Niger Delta Avengers Militants Shut Down Chevron Oil Facility
Members of the Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers have shut down facilities owned by one of the world’s biggest oil companies.
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5/27/16 | News
Georgia Marks Independence Day
Georgia’s marks Independence Day on May 26 with festivities and outdoor events in Tbilisi and other parts of the country launched with a ceremony on capital city’s Freedom Square opened by the march of Georgian, U.S. and UK army service members fresh from two-week long joint drills which were...
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Upcoming Dates

05/31/16 | Event

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) adopted by Iran and the P5+1 partners in July 2015 was an effort not only to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons but also...

05/31/16 | Event

CNAS will host a discussion on a report analyzing security measures in the context of the two-state solution that can meet Israeli security requirements and be consistent with Palestinian needs for security, sovereignty and dignity.

06/01/16 | Event

This event will discuss how evidence shows that when women have the opportunity to serve as political leaders, governments are not only more inclusive but also perform better, but across the world, women’s rates of political leadership remain lower than men’s. What are the obstacles standing in...