Elias Yousif

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 07:31

An overveiw of the reported decision to withold U.S. security assistance to Lebanon

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 08:12
SAM's Elias Yousif discusses how Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria has followed similar trends from past engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. After years of costly warfare, America is again choosing to disengage with little thought or consideration to the consequences.
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 00:00
SAM’s own Elias Yousif states that Trump's withdrawal of US troops in Syria is not the first time the US has abandoned friends in the region, and he must act quickly to show allies that the US will stand by its commitments.
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:36

An overview of recent U.S. arms sales to Turkey

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:35

An overveiw of the armaments requested for Syrian opposition groups in Northern Syria. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 00:00
In this article on Newsweek, SAM Program & Research Associate Elias Yousif argues that U.S. President Trump has an opportunity to make the business deal of a lifetime. Ending the war in Yemen could not only stop colossal suffering but also be a proxy for peace between the U.S. and Iran.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 07:48
SAM Program & Research Associate @EliasDJyousif calls to attention the American public’s overwhelming view that US arms sales are endangering American Security.
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:08
SAM is happy to introduce the first in its Security Assistance in Focus Series, which will highlight key U.S. security assistance programs and recipients. In this first issue, we focus on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Lebanon's elite Mukafaha Intervention Section. 
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 07:58

In light of the recent emergency declaration to push arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing to question the Administration's decision. This piece summarizes the highlights from the hearing, where a senior State Department official defending the decision received bipartisan criticism.