Colby Goodman

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 16:58

U.S. arms sales deliveries jumped to more than $25 billion in FY 2015, increasing the total value of U.S. arms deliveries by at least $5 billion over recent years, according to latest data from several U.S. government reports. 

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 07:36
The Security Assistance Monitor has just published a new guide on the basics of U.S. Military and Police Aid. The guide gives an overview of the different programs, the most prominent program purposes, different types of military and police aid, top recipients, and key program initiation dates.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:57

Over the past 15 years, the United States has significantly expanded the number of U.S. security sector aid funding accounts or programs to support a range of U.S. national security and foreign policy goals. This guide provides an overview of 29 key, active U.S. programs funded by the Defense or State Departments and grouped by their primary purpose.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:20
As the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, the international community is increasingly questioning the involvement of external government actors there. Particularly under the microscope is the U.S. government, whose support to Yemen over the past decade has largely been in the form of military and police aid to fight al-Qaeda.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:51

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 2015. However, a string of reports and articles over the past year have highlighted serious concerns with these efforts.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:27
Security assistance can be a helpful tool to reduce security threats from violent actors and help make security forces more accountable to the civilian population. However, done poorly it can also undermine stability or have no effect at all.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 14:56

This upcoming event will discuss the Obama Admainistration's proposed rule to reduce oversight of many types of U.S. private security contractor

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 09:53

More than five years into the Obama Administration's major overhaul of the U.S. arms export control system, what are some of the key questions and concerns that have emerged? This question and answer fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Export Control Reform Initiative and highlights some of the potential concerns.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:54
One area much in need of sunshine this year is the distribution of international humanitarian, development and security aid by the Pentagon — assistance that used to be provided almost exclusively by the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:10
Providing military and police aid to the security forces of other nations — also referred to as security assistance — has become a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. The programs administered by the Department of Defense are of particular concern, since they are the least transparent and therefore the most likely to be abused.

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