Al-Monitor

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:04
US security assistance to Jordan for fiscal year 2016 topped $921 million after the Global Train and Equip fund provided for UH-60 helicopters and other equipment, according to data obtained by the Security Assistance Monitor.
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 07:12
This article explores how recent engagements between Kurdish groups and the Iraqi government may disrupt efforts to fight the Islamic State.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 08:05
This article explains why Iraq’s ban on international flights to the Kurdistan Region will not impact US military and humanitarian aid to the embattled Kurds.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:10
Lawmakers of both parties have run out of patience with Shiite sectarianism that is seen as a major obstacle preventing more Sunni tribes from turning against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS). Their frustration boiled over at a Dec. 1 hearing of the House Armed Services panel during which legislators demanded that the Obama administration turn the screws on Baghdad.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 06:31
A key congressional panel on Sept. 17 urged Tunisia to reform its troubled security services if it hopes to be recognized as a full-fledged democracy.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 05:22
A political delegation of the Taliban led by Tayyeb Agha has traveled to Tehran and held talks with certain Iranian security and military officials.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 07:24
President Barack Obama’s recent decision to end the halt on sending military equipment to Egypt, resulting in the release of aircraft, missiles and tank kits, took many by surprise. The recent court decision in Egypt that led to a life sentence for Egyptian-American citizen Mohamad Soltan on charges of funding a pro-Mohammed Morsi sit-in and "spreading false information" — charges criticized by Amnesty International — reinforced doubt about the American-Egyptian funding relationship. But the military funding issue is somewhat more complicated than that — and may need to be investigated further, for both American and Egyptian interests, going forward.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 07:25
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected, at least for now, Saudi Arabia's entreaties for Pakistani troops to help guard the Saudi border with northern Yemen, controlled by Iranian-backed Houthi Shiite forces.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:33
Even loyal followers of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are up in arms about the proposed defamation law criminalizing the January 25 and June 30 revolutions.
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 06:37
The US House of Representatives passed an annual defense bill on Dec. 4 that makes it clear that US allies will pick up a sizable part of the tab for President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip vetted rebels in Syria.

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