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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...



9/27/16 | News
Death in the Morning: Why Amisom Soldiers Had Little Fighting Chance in Janaale
Daniel Kalinaki provides analysis into why Amisom forces, though militarily superior, have little fighting chance in confrontations with al-Shabaab militants.
9/27/16 | News
Kenya Gets Jordanian Assistance in Counter-Terrorism Efforts
Kenya has gotten support from Jordan for its counter terrorism activities. Fighter pilots of the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) are to receive training from Jordan.
9/27/16 | News
Bell to Supply Huey II Helicopters to Uganda, Kenya and Unidentified African Customer
Bell Helicopter has been awarded $86 million in contracts to supply ten Huey II helicopters to Kenya and Uganda, and will deliver another five rotorcraft to an unnamed African military this year.

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...