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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, July 20, 2018
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this piece about a possible loophole in the Trump Administration’s new arms export policy.
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Monday, July 16, 2018
SAM's fact sheet on congressional notifications for U.S. firearms exports was cited in this piece that details the major critiques of the Trump Administration's proposed firearms export rule.
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Monday, July 16, 2018
SAM's arms sales data is used in this article stating that some of the biggest beneficiaries of the recent NATO Summit could be U.S. weapons manufacturers.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
SAM’s data on American counterterrorism aid to sub-Saharan Africa is used in this article about the U.S. scaling back aid to African military units fighting terrorism as it realigns its defense strategy to compete with more traditional threats from China and Russia.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this piece about the rule change to turn oversight of firearms exports from the State Department to the Commerce Department.
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Thursday, July 5, 2018
SAM's data, security aid programmes and assistance from the US DoD to Spain, 2007-16, is used in this report by Elcano Royal Institute.
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Monday, June 25, 2018
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted and SAM’s data analysis is cited in this piece about a recently introduced bill that would boost funding for the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this article and provides analysis for some of the failures in DoD's Global Train and Equip program.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
SAM’s arms sales data is cited in a post about changes the U.S. government should implement in its approval process for arms sales.
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Thursday, June 7, 2018
SAM’s recent arms sales trend report and firearms exports notifications fact sheet are both cited in this brief that looks at the dangers and faults in the Trump Administration’s proposed changes for U.S. conventional arms export policies.English
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
This article cites SAM's fact sheet on counterterrorism aid to Africa and beyond.English
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Monday, April 23, 2018
This article cites SAM data on United States military aid to Turkey.English
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
This article covers the United States’ recent increase of military aid to Georgia in light of the fact that Georgia’s ability to join NATO has decreased.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017
This article states that President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi has sought to address the symptoms of terrorism rather than its causes allowing his regime to crack down on dissent and consequently fuel extremist violence.
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
SAM Director Colby Goodman weighs in on the debate surrounding the transfer of oversight for military equipment exports to the commerce department, specifically the export of high-tech night vision gear.
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Monday, October 30, 2017
This article discusses the American military command in Afghanistan's decision to keep secret key figures related to the growth and progress of local security forces.
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Monday, October 30, 2017
This article explores how recent engagements between Kurdish groups and the Iraqi government may disrupt efforts to fight the Islamic State.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
In this article SAM Director Colby Goodman discusses the increase in U.S. military training to Africa and the need for risk assessments for U.S. military operations on the continent.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
This article discusses how Washington's decision to end military aid to some Myanmar units involved in the forced displacement of the Rohingya minority may backfire on U.S. efforts to end the crackdown.
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