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Welcome to Security Assistance Monitor! Read here for more about our move from Just the Facts

SAM Program & Research Associate @EliasDJyousif calls to attention the American public’s overwhelming view that US arms sales are endangering American Security.
William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project with the Center for International Policy discusses the possible consequences of moving the supervision of firearm exports from the State Department to the Department of Commerce
William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project, is quoted in this piece on a recent Chicago Council survey stating that US citizens are beginning to question the validity of foreign arms sales.
SAM Director, Christina Arabia, is quoted in this piece that examines how weapons flowing from the United States are exacerbating violence in Mexico.
SAM's data is cited in this piece that argues that the Department of Defense needs to confront shortcomings in its efforts to train foreign security forces, subjecting current methods to rigorous experimentation.

Security Assistance in Focus: Ukraine

Submitted by eyousif on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 18:03

The Second Series in our Security Assistance in Focus project profiles a $125M aid package to Ukraine. 

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Great Power Rivalry and Security Cooperation

Submitted by eyousif on Sun, 08/18/2019 - 16:56

U.S. security assistance to Europe and South East Asia reflects efforts to contain the growing power of geopolitical rivals in their near abroad. 

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Echos of Cold War Containment in U.S. Security Assistance

Submitted by eyousif on Sun, 08/18/2019 - 16:42

As the U.S. seeks to contain the growing regional clout of China and Russia in their near abroads, American policymakers may find that historic realities of each region may create varying degrees of success for their efforts. 

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SAM's data on security assistance to Azerbaijan is cited in this Armenian news outlet.

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