Elias Yousif

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 07:48
SAM Program & Research Associate @EliasDJyousif calls to attention the American public’s overwhelming view that US arms sales are endangering American Security.
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:08
SAM is happy to introduce the first in its Security Assistance in Focus Series, which will highlight key U.S. security assistance programs and recipients. In this first issue, we focus on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Lebanon's elite Mukafaha Intervention Section. 
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 07:58

In light of the recent emergency declaration to push arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing to question the Administration's decision. This piece summarizes the highlights from the hearing, where a senior State Department official defending the decision received bipartisan criticism.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 06:07
With new details emerging regarding the President's recent announcement that he would be sidestepping Congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, SAM has put together several infographics to illustrate the traditional process for Direct Commercial and Foreign Military Sales the administration is bypassing, as well as the scale and nature of the sales the president is proposing the expedite.
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:52

Substantial budgetary discrepancies between President Trump's FY 2020 requests compared with previous years’ actual spending or appropriated funds makes clear the “winners and losers” in the White House’s foreign policy outlook.