Arms Transfers

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:44

The United States Department of Defense is pursuing a new strategy for the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program of government-to-government arms sales. According to a Defense Department news release, an October 1 strategy document is “aimed at making the foreign military sales (FMS) process more responsive to allied nations’ needs by creating teams that will work closely with regional partners.” One notable aspect of this initiative might weaken provisions in existing law that ban purchasing countries’ exportation of military equipment to third countries.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 17:01

An overview of political and economic developments in Cuba, and U.S. policy.

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 11:58

Given the uncertainty and the subjective judgments involved in modeling risk, policymakers may struggle to reach a consensus on border priorities. Nonetheless, a systematic approach to studying border threats may help clarify the types of policy tradeoffs lawmakers
confront at the border.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 07:36

As a condition of spending funds for its Central America Regional Security Initiative package of military and economic aid, the State Department had to submit a plan for how these funds would be spent.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 07:36

A report on activities funded in Central America by the 2008 "emergency supplemental" appropriation that first funded the Merida Initiative for Mexico and Central America.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 07:36

A report on activities funded in Central America by the "Central American Regional Security Initiative," which combines several military and economic aid programs.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 07:36

U.S. drug demand contributes to regional security challenges and the consequences of citizen insecurity in Central America are potentially far-reaching, the United States is collaborating with countries in the region to implement and refine security efforts.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 07:35

As of June 1, 2013, the Department of State (State) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) obligated at least $463 million of the close to $495 million in allocated funding for CARSI activities, and disbursed at least $189 million to provide partner countries with equipment, technical assistance, and training to improve interdiction and disrupt criminal networks.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 07:31

An overview of the negotiation between the Colombian government and FARC guerrilla group that began in 2012.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 07:20

As of June 30, 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had obligated $336 million (52 percent) and disbursed $229.5 million (35 percent) of $651 million in funding for Haiti earthquake reconstruction from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010.