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9/26/16 | Fact Sheets
Defense Bill Breakdown: Key Military Aid Issues in the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 seeks to make numerous changes to existing Department of Defense security assistance policy and authorities. This infographic attempts to show you the important differences between the House and Senate versions. Portions of the NDAA...

9/20/16 | Publications
La Violencia en El Salvador: No Hay Una Solución Sencilla

El Salvador cerr el año 2015 con 6,657 homicidios, reemplazando a Honduras como la capital mundial del homicidio. Con esta cifra el país promedia diariamente más de 18 asesinatos, lo que representa un incremento del 70 por ciento en comparación al año anterior, y la convierte en la...

9/7/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen

The debate over the recent U.S. offer to sell M1A2 Abrams battle tanks to Saudi Arabia has raised the question of Saudi dependency on U.S. equipment for its defense needs in general and for the prosecution of its war in Yemen in particular. Saudi Arabia has requested up to 153 tanks, 20 of which...



9/28/16 | News
Egypt: Serious Abuses in Scorpion Prison
Authorities at a maximum security prison in Cairo that holds many political prisoners routinely abuse inmates in ways that may have contributed to some of their deaths.
9/28/16 | News
Japan Navy Steps Up War on Somalia Piracy with Base in Djibouti
Japanese ambassador to Kenya Toshitsugu Uesawa said his government has set up a defence force base in Djibouti in a bid to maintain surveillance off Somalia Coast to contain piracy.
9/28/16 | News
Angola, Egypt Receiving Refurbished Russian Helicopters
Angola is set to this month receive a number of overhauled Mi-24P attack helicopters from Russian Helicopters, which has also repaired the first three Mi-8s for Egypt.

Upcoming Dates

09/28/16 to 09/29/16 | Event

The 8th annual CEPA Forum will take place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28-29, 2016. It is organized under the auspices of the Polish presidency of the Visegrád Group with the support of the International Visegrad Fund and the Institute of East-Central Europe in...

09/29/16 | Event


  1. The Honorable Antony J. Blinken
    Deputy Secretary Of State
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
10/03/16 | Event

Fifteen years after the September 11 attacks drew the United States into Afghanistan to defeat al-Qaida and their hosts, the Taliban, cooperation with the Afghan people remains key to the generational conflict against violent extremists in the region. While multiple conflicts rage across the...