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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Friday, October 18, 2019
SAM's Elias Yousif discusses how Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria has followed similar trends from past engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. After years of costly warfare, America is again choosing to disengage with little thought or consideration to the consequences.
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Monday, October 14, 2019
SAM’s own Elias Yousif states that Trump's withdrawal of US troops in Syria is not the first time the US has abandoned friends in the region, and he must act quickly to show allies that the US will stand by its commitments.
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Friday, October 11, 2019
This article on uses SAM’s data to discuss the withdrawal of US forces from Syria, noting how the millions in US military aid to Turkey are almost surely being used by Ankara in its latest operation against the Kurds.
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
SAM’s Elias Yousif weighs in on President Trump’s use of corruption as the reason for suspending security assistance to Ukraine. SAM’s data revealed that ⅔ of the countries receiving US counterterrorism aid “posed serious corruption risks.”
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
In this article by SAM’s former intern Ian Wallace, he discusses why the US, Russia, and China are providing Tajikistan with counternarcotics security assistance, and why that aid is contributing to a quasi state-run drug cartel.
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Thursday, September 19, 2019
In this article on Newsweek, SAM Program & Research Associate Elias Yousif argues that U.S. President Trump has an opportunity to make the business deal of a lifetime. Ending the war in Yemen could not only stop colossal suffering but also be a proxy for peace between the U.S. and Iran.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
SAM Program & Research Associate @EliasDJyousif calls to attention the American public’s overwhelming view that US arms sales are endangering American Security.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project with the Center for International Policy discusses the possible consequences of moving the supervision of firearm exports from the State Department to the Department of Commerce
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Monday, September 9, 2019
William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project, is quoted in this piece on a recent Chicago Council survey stating that US citizens are beginning to question the validity of foreign arms sales.
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Saturday, August 31, 2019
SAM Director, Christina Arabia, is quoted in this piece that examines how weapons flowing from the United States are exacerbating violence in Mexico.
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Friday, August 30, 2019
SAM's data is cited in this piece that argues that the Department of Defense needs to confront shortcomings in its efforts to train foreign security forces, subjecting current methods to rigorous experimentation.
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Friday, August 9, 2019
This piece on U.S. security assistance to Azerbaijan cites SAM's data extensively, and includes, in full, SAM's recent fact sheet on Section 333 aid to Baku.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
SAM's data on security assistance to Azerbaijan is cited in this Armenian news outlet.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
SAM's fact sheet on the arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE involved in the Trump Administration's emergency declaration are cited.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
SAM Director, Christina Arabia, is quoted in this article examining how President Trump is sidestepping congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
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Monday, May 20, 2019
SAM's report on Corruption in the Defense Sector is cited in this piece that examines failures in dozens of efforts to build an effective Somali National Army while maintaining an emphasis on the importance of an army in Somalia.
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Monday, September 24, 2018
In a rare and strong show of bipartisanship, the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House foreign relations committees wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently expressing support for a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission in Guatemala. The President of Guatemala is taking steps to eliminate the commission – notwithstanding the fact that more than 100 individuals charged in the course of its investigations remain at large – now that the panel has begun investigating him for campaign finance violations.
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