Elias Yousif

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 08:35
Just one week After President Trump asserted that all U.S. troops in Afghanistan would be home by Christmas, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has confirmed that at least 2,500 American soldiers will remain in Afghanistan into 2021. The contradictory information reflects divisions within the U.S. government regarding the timeframe and conditions of a U.S withdrawal from Afghanistan, and takes place amidst faltering peace talks between the Afghan central government and the Taliban. 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:42

An overivew of U.S. security assistance and cooperation programming in the Maghreb.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 14:38

A holistic analysis of the impact and efficacy of U.S. security assistance to Tunisia, looking both at the improvments in capabilites and in the political developments of the rising democracy. 

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 07:57

A review of a recent opinion piece looking at the need to re-orient the U.S. arms sales process to favor congressional oversight. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 06:31

With the Trump Administration dramatically altering the oversight of U.S. firearm exports, this Issue Brief looks at the arms sales in 2019 that would have slipped under the radar under new regulations. 

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 02:16

An overview of U.S. arms transfers to the Philippines amidst ongoing human rights abuses. 

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 14:40

An overview of a FY2019 U.S. Buidning Partner Capacity military aid package to Somalia's "Lightening Brigade". 

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:44

An overview of the security aid relationship between Israel and the United States

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 07:47

An overview of the President's proposed budget for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund for FY2021

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 06:45

As the President's impeachment trail litigates his decision to hold up military assistance to Ukraine, this Issue Brief examines the history of U.S. security aid to Kyiv and provides context for its suspension.