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.
This piece on U.S. security assistance to Azerbaijan cites SAM's data extensively, and includes, in full, SAM's recent fact sheet on Section 333 aid to Baku.

Security Assistance in Focus: Lebanon's 4th Land Border Regiment

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:06

In the fourth of SAM's Security Assistance in Focus Series, we profile on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Lebanon's 4th Land Border Regiment.  

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Security Assistance in Focus: Azerbaijan State Border Service and State Customs Committee

Submitted by eyousif on Sun, 07/28/2019 - 15:44

In the third of SAM's Security Assistance in Focus Series, we profile on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Azerbaijan's State Border Service and State Customs Committee in FY2018 and FY2019.  

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Disappearing Transparency in U.S. Arms Sales

Submitted by eyousif on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 08:29

A recent article by SAM Director, Christina Arabia, explains how the already difficult task of scouring disparate U.S. government documents for information vital to SAM's databases has become even more challenging under the current Administration. According to Arabia, "information meant for public availability is being withheld.

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Egypt: Six years after the coup, what has US military assistance bought us?

Submitted by eyousif on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 08:14

July 3rd marked the sixth anniversary of the 2013 coup in Egypt, which ousted the now deceased President Mohammed Morsi. Despite years of upheaval and multiple regime changes, U.S. military assistance to Egypt has continued mostly uninterrupted.

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Security Assistance in Focus: Burkina Faso's Counterterrorism Company

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:22
In the second of SAM's Security Assistance in Focus Series, we profile on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Burkina Faso's Counterterrorism Company.  
 
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Security Assistance in Focus: Lebanon's Counter-Sabotage Regiment

Submitted by eyousif on Sun, 06/23/2019 - 10:08
SAM is happy to introduce the first in its Security Assistance in Focus Series, which will highlight key U.S. security assistance programs and recipients. In this first issue, we focus on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Lebanon's elite Mukafaha Intervention Section. 
 
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