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3/16/18 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Security Cooperation with Iraq: A Timeline from 2003 to 2018

As the United States approaches the 15th anniversary of its invasion of Iraq and continues to provide significant levels of aid to the security forces, this timeline shows some of the key events that shaped the U.S.-Iraqi security aid relationship during this period.


3/6/18 | Reports
Trump Makes Over $80 Billion in Major Arms Deals in First Year

A report released today by the Security Assistance Monitor program of the Center for International Policy documents over $80 billion in U.S. arms sales notifications to Congress during the Trump Administration’s first year in office. The Trump Administration total of $82.2 billion for 2017...

2/10/18 | Blog
U.S. Foreign Military Training to Benin, Mexico, and Ukraine Spike in 2016

The number of U.S. foreign military trainees increased substantially from 79,865 trainees in FY 2015 to 128,280 trainees in FY 2016, according to the State Department’s recent U.S. “Foreign Military Training” reports.



1/17/18 | News
US Caught in Crossfire amid Flaring Jordan-Saudi Tensions
US security assistance to Jordan for fiscal year 2016 topped $921 million after the Global Train and Equip fund provided for UH-60 helicopters and other equipment, according to data obtained by the Security Assistance Monitor.
1/17/18 | News
US Planned Big Boost in Military Aid to Tajikistan
The newly released documents also show that in fiscal year 2016, 540 troops from Tajikistan were trained. Of those, 340 were from the National Guard, and 170 from the "MGSO." The US also spent about $4.5 million to equip counterterror and counterdrug forces in Tajikistan, under Section...
1/17/18 | News
Planned Shift on Gun Exports Kicks Up Storm
Less oversight, they warn, could make it easier for deadly weapons to end up in the hands of terrorists and drug cartels. “It’s a major change,” said Colby Goodman, director of the Security Assistance Monitor program at the Center for International Policy. “It’s opening up a lot more risk and a lot...

Upcoming Dates

03/22/18 | Event

Please join the Human Rights Initiative for the launch of the new report: The Impact of Counterterrorism Laws and Measures on Civil Society: Changing the Will and Finding the Way. The report analyzes how counterterrorism efforts have diminished space for civil society, and examines its...

04/19/18 | Event

The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS will host the fourth annual Global Development Forum in spring of 2018 as a flagship event for the Chevron Forum series.