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The Afghan Defense Sector Amidst a U.S. Drawdown

Submitted by eyousif on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:35
Just one week After President Trump asserted that all U.S. troops in Afghanistan would be home by Christmas, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has confirmed that at least 2,500 American soldiers will remain in Afghanistan into 2021. The contradictory information reflects divisions within the U.S. government regarding the timeframe and conditions of a U.S withdrawal from Afghanistan, and takes place amidst faltering peace talks between the Afghan central government and the Taliban. 
 
 
 
 
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The Abraham Accords & Implications for U.S. Arms Sales to the Gulf

Submitted by eyousif on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 10:01

An overview of U.S. arms and defense ties with the GCC in the context of the Abraham Accords. 

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U.S. Security Assistance in the Maghreb

Submitted by eyousif on Thu, 10/01/2020 - 11:42

An overivew of U.S. security assistance and cooperation programming in the Maghreb.  

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UK Resumes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:15

A overview of the UK's decision to reverse a moratorium on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, despite the contributions those weapons are making to civilian harm in Yemen. 

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Beyond Performance: Lessons Learned from U.S. Security Assistance to Tunisia

Submitted by eyousif on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 14:38

A holistic analysis of the impact and efficacy of U.S. security assistance to Tunisia, looking both at the improvments in capabilites and in the political developments of the rising democracy. 

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China and the Arms Trade Treaty

Submitted by eyousif on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 07:12

China’s National People’s Congress has recently agreed to join the

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What "Flipping the Script" on Arms Sales Looks Like

Submitted by eyousif on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 07:57

A review of a recent opinion piece looking at the need to re-orient the U.S. arms sales process to favor congressional oversight. 

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The Firearm Sales Lawmakers Would Have Missed in 2019

Submitted by eyousif on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 06:31

With the Trump Administration dramatically altering the oversight of U.S. firearm exports, this Issue Brief looks at the arms sales in 2019 that would have slipped under the radar under new regulations. 

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THE TRUMP EFFECT: TRENDS IN MAJOR U.S. ARMS SALES 2019

Submitted by eyousif on Sat, 05/23/2020 - 20:09

An analysis of trends, changes, and policy developments in U.S. arms sales in 2019. 

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