Major Trends in U.S. Counterterrorism Aid FY 2015-19

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:44
The Trump Administration maintains high funding for U.S. counterterrorism aid globally with an increased focus on DoD, border security, Africa, and countering violent extremism.
This article cites SAM data on United States military aid to Turkey.

Forum on the Arms Trade Annual Conference

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government. Join us as we look into the effects of the global arms trade on human and national security, and discuss how the U.S. can better assess risk when transferring arms. 


EVENT: Jobs, Security, and Human Rights: Striking a Balance in U.S. Arms Export Policy

Submitted by SAM MENA on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 07:58

Join leading experts in this event, which will seek to answer two main questions: 1) Are arms exports the best way to create jobs in the United States?; and 2) How should the administration and the Congress balance economic, strategic, and human rights factors to ensure that U.S. arms exports are serving U.S. and global security interests?


U.S. Security Cooperation with Iraq: A Timeline from 2003 to 2018

Submitted by Colby Goodman on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 03:58

As the United States approaches the 15th anniversary of its invasion of Iraq and continues to provide significant levels of aid to the security forces, this timeline shows some of the key events that shaped the U.S.-Iraqi security aid relationship during this period.



Trump Makes Over $80 Billion in Major Arms Deals in First Year

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:54

A report released today by the Security Assistance Monitor program of the Center for International Policy documents over $80 billion in U.S. arms sales notifications to Congress during the Trump Administration’s first year in office. The Trump Administration total of $82.2 billion for 2017 slightly exceeded the Obama Administration’s total of $76.5 billion for 2016, and was more than $20 billion less than the peak year of the Obama Administration’s major arms sales offers in 2010.