SAM’s recent arms sales trend report and firearms exports notifications fact sheet are both cited in this brief that looks at the dangers and faults in the Trump Administration’s proposed changes for U.S. conventional arms export policies.
This article cites SAM's fact sheet on counterterrorism aid to Africa and beyond.

Trump Admin. Continues Spike in Counterterrorism Aid to Africa

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:39

The Trump Administration is continuing an unprecedented increase in U.S. foreign aid to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to address terrorist groups threats through the Defense and State Departments, according to a fact sheet released today by Security Assistance Monitor. The fact sheet highlights key new data on the Pentagon’s main global counterterrorism aid program (Section 1206/333).


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?