As digital technologies rapidly grow and the use of the Internet expands, so do the risks that accompany it. Cyber security capacity building efforts thus have become a priority, not only for governments, but also for the private sector and civil society around the world.

U.S. partners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) form a key part of the Obama Administration’s anti-ISIS coalition. A recent Congressional Research Service report highlighted specific contributions, including at least 28 F-16s, from six MENA countries. Here’s a look at the total amount of U.S. arms sales and total number of participants in U.S. military trainings to all MENA anti-coalition partners from 2012 to 2014.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on June 17, 2015 on U.S. Policy and Strategy in the Middle East and in preparation for the hearing, Security Assistance Monitor has created an inforgraphic to illustrate the significant increase in assistance to the region in the last few years.

Tomorrow the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. Security Assistance to Africa. Here are four important trends on U.S. military and police aid to Africa.

A senior commander of the LRA turned himself in to U.S. forces; President Obama has pledged to continue supporting the government of Mexico despite calls to suspend military aid; Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan announced they will hold their first ever joint naval exercises on the Caspian Sea; and the United States has begun training and providing equipment to the the Iraqi military.