U.S. Policy

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 08:04
The State Department’s Directorate for Defense Trade Controls has proposed a rule change that could loosen oversight of private security companies and exacerbate the problems we’ve seen with them.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 06:25
After more than 20 years of limited U.S. diplomatic interaction with Somalia, one man is now beginning the task of building new relationships and increasing coordination between the two nations.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 06:41

“What happened in Kunduz is happening multiple times a day in Yemen,” stated Tariq Riebl on an October 20 panel entitled “Humanitarian and Security Consequences of Military Support to the Region.” Riebl, who recently returned from three months in Yemen with Oxfam International, was joined by experts William D. Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and Senior Advisor to Security Assistance Monitor, Martin Butcher, a Policy Advisor at Oxfam International, and moderator Natalie Goldring, a Senior Fellow for the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:38

The recent surge in U.S. arms transfers to the Middle East is part of an unprecedented boom in major U.S. arms sales that has been presided over by the Obama administration. In President Obama’s first six years in office, new agreements under the Pentagon’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program – the largest channel for U.S. weapons exports – totaled over $195 billion. Overall, the Obama administration has approved more major weapons deals than any U.S. administration since World War II.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:55
The current strategic environment in South Asia has been drastically transformed where the US has now become the strategic partner of India and its policies toward Pakistan are routed through New Delhi. The policy makers in Washington D.C. are repeating the history of what they did after the Cold War.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 06:56
The U.S. must pursue a more accurate, objective and constructive policy with partner countries, including Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Ambassador to US Elin Suleymanov said.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 06:37
Despite highly questionable junkets by congressmen, central Asian states still find themselves on the outside of the Washington establishment looking in, while signing lucrative contracts with Moscow and Beijing.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 06:34
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back at the US government on Tuesday after the latter publically declared its support for Guyana’s claim to the disputed Essequibo region.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 06:38
UW Center for Human Rights fellow sues CIA over documents relating to the El Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s and the alleged massacre of civilians during the military government’s fight against leftist rebels
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 06:27
The commander of U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, finished a weeklong trip to Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Amanda Dory Oct. 2.