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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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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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Friday, September 14, 2018
In a report released this month, Corruption in the Defense Sector: Identifying Key Risks to U.S. Counterterrorism Aid, SAM found that corruption is rampant among recipients of U.S foreign security aid. The most common misuses of aid include nepotism, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, theft, and the misappropriation of arms and supplies.
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
A report released this month by the Center for International Policy’s Security Assistance Monitor finds that U.S. counterterrorism aid intended to bolster U.S. and its allies' efforts to combat violent extremists has also had the unintended consequence of fueling corruption and funding terrorist group activities and recruitment.
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Thursday, August 2, 2018
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this article on this year's U.S. defense authorization bill, which calls for protection of U.S. technology even as weapons sales to the Middle East boom.
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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’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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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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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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