Security Assistance

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 14:34

Did you know President Obama recently asked Congress for an additional $1.6 billion for a new Iraq Train and Equip Fund to combat the Islamic State? Have you seen Jeff Stein's article in Newsweek discussing the CIA's difficulty in vetting potential recipients of U.S. training and equipment?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:02

The Center for International Policy (CIP) celebrated the launch of Security Assistance Monitor, a new program and web-resource that will track U.S. military and police assistance, arms sales and trainings with a focus on Africa, Central Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. This new initiative will provide U.S. policymakers, media, scholars and civil society (in the U.S. and abroad) with important data and analysis for a more informed debate about U.S. foreign security assistance. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:52

On October 20, 2014, the Center for International Policy (CIP) launched Security Assistance Monitor, a new program and web-resource that will track U.S. military and police assistance and arms sales with a focus on Africa, Central Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:14

This week U.S. Department of Defense officials announced that Kurdish fighters and U.S. airstrikes had broken the Islamic State’s siege of Mount Sinjar, allowing for thousands of Yazidis to evacuate. Meanwhile, in response to I.S.’s advances on Erbil, the U.S. and several European nations pledged to supply arms to Kurdish forces. President Obama suggested that U.S. airstrikes will continue over the next few weeks to months, but that the U.S. has ruled out reintroducing forces into ground combat in Iraq.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 14:24

This week, House Republicans pushed off voting for the U.S./Mexico border supplemental package, Congress debated increasing funding for vetted Syrian rebels, Nigeria reportedly purchased attack and transport helicopters and U.S. Central Command visited Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. . Read these highlights and more below.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:24

Despite criticism by the Pentagon about human rights restrictions getting in the way, the Senate Armed Services Committee moved forward on May 22 to permanently restrict U.S.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 09:29
When the U.S. military helps foreign leaders, their nations seem to shrink. For days, despite an even greater of U.S. blood and treasure in Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is now being referred to in some quarters as the “mayor of Baghdad.”

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