Issue Brief: Afghan Security Aid Amidst Prospects for Peace

Submitted by eyousif on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:59

As the U.S. looks to finalize a peace agreement to end its longest war, this issue brief gives an overview of Afghanistan's security aid package in context. 


The White House's FY2021 Afghan Security Aid Request

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:47

An overview of the President's proposed budget for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund for FY2021


Why U.S. and Taiwan Agree to Arms Sales?

Submitted by eyousif on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 06:38

On overview of the defense relationship between Taiwan and the United States. 


Issue Brief: Ukraine Military Aid Suspension at the Heart of Impeachment

Submitted by eyousif on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 06:45

As the President's impeachment trail litigates his decision to hold up military assistance to Ukraine, this Issue Brief examines the history of U.S. security aid to Kyiv and provides context for its suspension. 

In this article, program & research associate Elias Yousif was quoted on recent joint military exercises between China, Iran, and Russia.
SAM's data is cited in this piece discussing the impeachment inquiry and the amount of security assistance Ukraine receives.

Issue Brief: Suspension of Lebanon's U.S. Security Assistance

Submitted by eyousif on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 07:31

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


Security Assistance in Focus: Tunisia's Tier 1 Counterterrorism Company

Submitted by eyousif on Sun, 11/03/2019 - 21:23

An overview of Section 333 security assistance provided to Tunisa's Tier 1 Counterterrorism Company

SAM's analysis is cited in this article discussing the Defense Department's decision to continue sending military aid to Lebanon as nationwide demonstrations continue.
SAM's data is cited in this article discussing Russia's growing influence in Africa after they have signed military-technical cooperation agreements with more than 30 countries on the continent.