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3/26/18 | Blog
EVENT: Jobs, Security, and Human Rights: Striking a Balance in U.S. Arms Export Policy

Join leading experts in this event, which will seek to answer two main questions: 1) Are arms exports the best way to create jobs in the United States?; and 2) How should the administration and the Congress balance economic, strategic, and human rights factors to ensure that U.S. arms exports...

3/16/18 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Security Cooperation with Iraq: A Timeline from 2003 to 2018

As the United States approaches the 15th anniversary of its invasion of Iraq and continues to provide significant levels of aid to the security forces, this timeline shows some of the key events that shaped the U.S.-Iraqi security aid relationship during this period.




1/17/18 | News
US Caught in Crossfire amid Flaring Jordan-Saudi Tensions
US security assistance to Jordan for fiscal year 2016 topped $921 million after the Global Train and Equip fund provided for UH-60 helicopters and other equipment, according to data obtained by the Security Assistance Monitor.
1/17/18 | News
US Planned Big Boost in Military Aid to Tajikistan
The newly released documents also show that in fiscal year 2016, 540 troops from Tajikistan were trained. Of those, 340 were from the National Guard, and 170 from the "MGSO." The US also spent about $4.5 million to equip counterterror and counterdrug forces in Tajikistan, under Section...
1/17/18 | News
Planned Shift on Gun Exports Kicks Up Storm
Less oversight, they warn, could make it easier for deadly weapons to end up in the hands of terrorists and drug cartels. “It’s a major change,” said Colby Goodman, director of the Security Assistance Monitor program at the Center for International Policy. “It’s opening up a lot more risk and a lot...

Upcoming Dates

05/22/18 | Event

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government...