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Security Assistance Monitor recently received the United States Department of Defense’s Section 1209 and Section 1203(b) Report to Congress (from here on referred to as the 1209 report) for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012

Security Assistance Monitor has recently uploaded data from the Defense Department’s (DOD) Fiscal Year 2011 and 2012 Section 1209 reports, which detail DOD’s spending on foreign assistance related programs around the world. Not all DOD assistance programs are tracked in the 1209 report, and some missing programs include a handful of smaller military and police training programs, the DOD’s Iraq and Afghanistan programs, and the...

On Tuesday March 4, the Department of State released the Congressional Budget Justification for the administration’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. The report details how a requested base budget of $40.3 billion and an additional $5.9 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds would be spent on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, if approved. If the 2015 budget is approved at the $46.2 billion requested level, it will be approximately $500 million less than the 2014 budget for...

Syria and Iran featured prominently in regional news as delegations from the P5+1 and Iran met for a first round of talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive nuclear agreement, while the United States reconsiders its Syria policy. Below is a roundup of these stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around the Middle East and North Africa over the last week:

United States Policy

  • Delegations from the P5+1 and Iran met on Tuesday for the
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U.S. policy in the region comes under fire this week as the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, anxieties grow over the nuclear deal with Iran, and al-Qaeda resurfaces in various parts of the Middle East. Below is a roundup of these stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

United States Policy:

  • The House Armed Services Committee held a
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MENA Week in Review – January 31, 2014

Violence continues to plague the region this week, as rebels extend their control over key resources in Syria, attacks spill over into Iraq, and tensions in Egypt erupt after the third anniversary of the revolution. Below is a roundup of the top articles and news highlights from around the region over the last week:

United States Policy:

  • The U.S. condemned the violence which accompanied the third anniversary of
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