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!)

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7/27/15 | Blog
Governance and Security Sector Assistance: The Missing Link -- Part II

In the first part of this article, we suggested that the success of U.S. security assistance and cooperation programs would depend heavily on the extent to which they were embedded in a...

7/25/15 | Blog
Building the case against El Chapo: lost legal legwork yet another reason why his escape is a step backward

Looking at the timeline of arrests, extraditions and deals in recent months, it looks like the United States was moving to make the case against El Chapo completely airtight, allowing Mexico to detain him until U.S. officials were completely ready to make the official extradition request.

7/23/15 | Blog
German Rifles Seized in Mexico Call U.S. Gun Exports Into Question

While guns trafficked into Mexico from U.S. stores and gun shows continue to be a blight on Mexico’s security landscape, the news about dozens of German assault rifles...



7/27/15 | News
Transitional Justice in Colombia: A Very Sharp Two-Edged Sword
Colombia’s peace talks are stuck on the subject of justice as both the FARC and the government fear the legal consequences of the tens of thousands of war crimes committed by both parties.
7/27/15 | News
Did Armenia just have an Orange Revolution?
Armenia, a small traditionally pro-Russian former Soviet republic, has just experienced a spectacular eruption of mass protests.
7/27/15 | News
Honduras Breaks the Silence: Protests Persist Against Corruption
Despite deteriorating conditions, there had been only a limited organized outcry against the corruption, impunity, and lack of employment facing the country until two months ago, when weekly protests began crowding the streets of the nation's capital, Tegucigalpa.

Upcoming Dates

07/27/15 | Event

Please join the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program and the CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program for a discussion of the current controversy over the INF Treaty, which has intensified over the past year following official U.S. allegations of Russian treaty violations. These allegations stem from...

07/27/15 | Event

Kazakhstan last month successfully concluded its negotiations for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The timing for this success is especially important for Kazakhstan to signal its desire to engage the global trading system as it continues to pursue its economic interests in the...

07/27/15 | Event

Human Rights play an important role in US-Russia relations. Rarely, however, are disability rights included in discussions of human rights in Russia and Eastern Europe. What are the key issues facing people with disabilities in the region today? How are recent geopolitical events affecting...