Seth Binder

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 06:12
This article, by SAM Program Manager Seth Binder, questions whether the US fight against ISIS will fall prey to the same human rights abuses and corruption issues that plagued the development of the Iraqi military following the US invasion of Iraq. The author uses SAM data to provide context for how much funding the US has provided to Iraq.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:37
The deal will provide Israel $38 billion over ten years starting in 2019. Although the record deal does contain some significant Israeli concessions compared to the last agreement, little is likely to change.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:06
Security cooperation does not just benefit Israel though, which helps explain why Abbas has been so hesitant to end the relationship. By working with the Israelis, Palestinians understand that their best hope for a future state will take convincing Israel that they are capable of overseeing security in the West Bank.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:37

According to the publicly available data, the administration is requesting approximately $18.7 billion in security assistance globally for FY 2016, which includes $8.3 billion in State Department-funded programs. That leaves an estimated $10.4 billion in Defense Department-funded programs where publicly available information is scant at best.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 13:09

For years, Afghanistan has been rated one of the most corrupt countries in the world and the massive infusion of foreign aid, including military and police aid, has often exacerbated, if not fueled, the problem. To help countries furnishing aid to countries like Afghanistan, Transparency International’s new report, Corruption: Lessons from the International Mission in Afghanistan provides helpful insights and recommendations on how to reduce these problems and consequences.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 06:49
The coalition of countries involved in Operation Decisive Storm, which is attacking the Yemeni insurgent group known as the Houthis, includes some of the largest U.S. recipients of military assistance and arms sales. The U.S. government support for these coalition members follows a long-standing policy that promotes security assistance as a way to build the capacity of its partners to combat terrorism and promote regional security.
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:17

As these countries continue to engage in airstrikes against targets in Yemen with support from the United States, here is a breakdown of what the United States has been providing since FY 2009, and what they might be using during the operation.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:16

Despite the tension between the two countries, though, as National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s speech made clear to the conference, U.S. military aid to Israel is not in question.

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 13:58

For the United States, the continued Houthi expansion also raises concerns about the stability of a partnership with Yemen in the fight against AQAP. According to a recent Security Assistance Monitor country profile on U.S. Security Assistance to Yemen, the United States has allocated $343 million in military equipment and training to Yemen aimed primarily at countering AQAP from FY 2011 to FY 2014.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:03

While it’s unclear exactly which elite unit the soldiers came from, it appears that the soldiers were part of the Central Security Forces, which has received significant U.S. military aid in the past.