Resources - Policy Statements

NGOs and Academia

Below are key statements from non-novernmental or academic analyses related to the U.S. defense and security assistance to the rest of the world. 

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Letter to the State Department on Reduced Oversight of Private Security Activities Abroad

Monday, September 14, 2015
On July 31, 2015, the Center for International Policy and the Washington Office on Latin America sent a letter to the State Department raising concerns about their proposed rule change to the definition of defense services as published on June 3, 2015. The letter describes some of the key U.S. private security contractor activities abroad that would no longer be controlled by the State Department with the proposed rule and offers suggestions on how to improve the proposed definition.English
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Global
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Direct Commercial Sales
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Friday, September 4, 2015
Facing serious crises in the Middle East and beyond, Washington is again turning to foreign aid to help advance urgent short-term security and political priorities. English
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Global
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Monday, September 29, 2014
The arbitrary and excessive use of pretrial detention around the world is a massive form of human rights abuse that affects in excess of 14 million people a year. English
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Global
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Friday, June 13, 2014
Acute, structured government corruption impacts many of the West’s security priorities. But the role it plays in exacerbating international insecurity is often overlooked.
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Global
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Lasconjarias assesses the effectiveness of NATO allied land forces as, at best, mixed.English
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Global
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Rapid progress has been made in the year since the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opened for signature at the United Nations in New York, and a surge of further ratifications will soon activate the treaty this year, helping to save millions of lives and protect human rights, Amnesty International said as it marks the anniversary of the treaty signing on 3 June. English
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Global
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Monday, April 7, 2014
It is important that any allegation of electoral irregularities should be addressed through the established institutional mechanisms.English
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Afghanistan
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Today, NATO Foreign Ministers met with their counterparts from the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI): Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. This was the first meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers with the ICI countries, since the official launch of this initiative at the NATO Summit in Istanbul in June 2004. English
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Bahrain
Qatar
Kuwait
United Arab Emirates
Afghanistan
Libya
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
“It is vital that the elections are credible, inclusive and transparent. That their outcome is acceptable to the Afghan people. And that any alleged violations are addressed swiftly, through the established institutions”, NATO Secretary General added.English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited multiple Air Force units at five bases in Afghanistan, March 19-22. This is her first official visit outside the United States since being appointed in December 2013. English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
“We are focused on completing ISAF, but we also need certainty and predictability to launch our new mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan forces after 2014,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after the meeting. English
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Afghanistan
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
“Through our operations, including Libya and Afghanistan, we have identified the areas where our capabilities do not go far enough or too few countries have them,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.English
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Afghanistan
Libya
Thursday, February 13, 2014
NATO Secretary General makes a statement concerning the decision to release Afghan detainees.English
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Frank Cilluffo testifies in front of the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism about how the Al Qaeda threat has metastasized throughout the MENA region and explains why Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula represents the most serious threat to U.S. interests. English
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Yemen
Somalia
Syria
Pakistan
Uzbekistan
Mali
Mauritania
Algeria
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Katherine Zimmerman of the American Enterprise Institute testifies in front of the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism. She discusses the role of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in a larger Al Qaeda network that is structurally very different from its network ten years prior.English
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Yemen
Egypt
Libya
Pakistan
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress testifies in front of the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism on the nature of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula as an organization and assess U.S. efforts against their activities.English
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Yemen
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
In broad terms, Central Asian energy is the playing field for two major forces. China, in its global quest for the raw materials uses its financial clout to access Central Asia's natural gas. Russia wants power of a different type.
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Central Asia Regional
Iran
Afghanistan
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Frederick Kagan testifies in front of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade to discuss the growing threat posed by al-Qaeda's regional affiliates. English
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Afghanistan
Pakistan
Yemen
Iraq
Syria
Libya
Mali
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Thomas Joscelyn testifies in front of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade in order to discuss al-Qaeda's evolving nature as a global network.English
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Afghanistan
Pakistan
Somalia
Mali
Syria
Yemen
Libya
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Thomas Hegghammer testifies in front of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade to explain how the al-Qaeda core is weakened and that the affiliate organizations for the most part seem unwilling or unable to attack the U.S. directly.English
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Afghanistan
Pakistan
Yemen
Syria
Mali
Libya
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