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This article on uses SAM’s data to discuss the withdrawal of US forces from Syria, noting how the millions in US military aid to Turkey are almost surely being used by Ankara in its latest operation against the Kurds.
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.
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.

Turkey Issue Brief

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:22

Turkey's Invasion of Syria, Made in the U.S.A. 

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Security Assistance in Focus: Turkey

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:36

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

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Security Assistance in Focus: Syria

Submitted by eyousif on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:35

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

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SAM’s Elias Yousif weighs in on President Trump’s use of corruption as the reason for suspending security assistance to Ukraine. SAM’s data revealed that ⅔ of the countries receiving US counterterrorism aid “posed serious corruption risks.”

Timeline of U.S.-India-Russia Defense Trade

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:53

An overview of major developments in the U.S.-India defense relationships. 

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