U.S. Policy

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 06:54
U.S Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met Georgia Minister of Defense Tina Khidasheli on August 18 and discussed “regional security issues and the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship,” the Pentagon said.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 06:48
Commentators have largely overlooked the important role Latin American diplomacy played in pushing Washington to change its fifty-six-year-old policy. This is a mistake, because Latin America’s role in influencing U.S.-Cuban relations holds larger implications for how the United States views diplomatic opposition from Latin America and elsewhere.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 08:48
Since the current approach of assisting Pakistan has little chance of aligning Pakistan’s interests with those of the United States, the time has come for Washington to change course. If Washington cannot end Pakistan’s noxious behaviors, it should at least stop sponsoring them.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 09:50

The Center for New American Security (CNAS) released a report titled, “Security Cooperation and Assistance: Re-thinking the Return on Investment.” Authors Dafna Rand and Stephen Tankel produce a detailed assessment of the efficacy and implications of the growing American security assistance apparatus, offering recommendations and improvements for future strategic military cooperation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 06:35
With President Obama travelling to Kenya and Ethiopia this week, the Africa Center’s Dr. Ben Nickels, Chair of Transnational Threats and Counterterrorism, reviews some of the key issues that merit watching.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 06:10
U.S. President Barack Obama met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday and offered U.S. support in the fight against Boko Haram militants.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 06:50
Burundian President Nkurunziza’s continued disregard for the Arusha Agreement has resulted in dozens of deaths, the exodus of over 144,000 Burundians, and a freefall in the Burundian economy causing suffering to millions of Burundians.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 14:29

Both the House and Senate have passed their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 (H.R. 1753) to authorize Defense Department programs and policies. The two congressional chambers must now seek to resolve their differences in a conference committee before a final bill can be approved and sent to the President. Representatives Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Adam Smith (D-WA) and Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI) will lead the conference. The following tables show the key differences between the two versions related to U.S. foreign military aid authorities, restrictions and reports or policies. These different versions are also compared with the President’s funding request when possible or applicable.   

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:37
The United States is deeply disappointed that the government of Burundi moved forward with parliamentary elections today despite woefully inadequate conditions for them to be credible.
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 06:27
In light of Burundian President Nkurunziza’s continued efforts to violate the Arusha Agreement, seek a third term and press ahead with electoral dates, the U.S. is placing on hold technical assistance to Burundi's Independent National Electoral Commission.

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