Global Anti-Corruption: Transparency in the Modern Age

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:39

Prepared remarks of SAM Director Colby Goodman at the "Global Anti-Corruption: Transparency in the Modern Age" symposium at the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics on October 17, 2017.

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This article, by SAM Program Manager Seth Binder, questions whether the US fight against ISIS will fall prey to the same human rights abuses and corruption issues that plagued the development of the Iraqi military following the US invasion of Iraq. The author uses SAM data to provide context for how much funding the US has provided to Iraq.
The Trump Administration is set to surpass U.S. arms sales under the Obama Administration by record numbers based on analysis of available U.S. arms sales notifications to Congress under both the Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales programs from January to September in 2016 and 2017. Compared to 2016, the Trump Administration has more than doubled the dollar amount of U.S. arms sales notifications over the Obama Administration. The below chart and table provides details on all of these proposed deals for 2016 and 2017 and will be regularly updated with new data and analysis.

U.S. Arms Sales Notifications: A Comparison Between Trump and Obama

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 02:11

U.S. arms sales notifications under the Trump administration total over $48B.

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