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

As U.S. policy priorities evolve, the distribution of billions of dollars of U.S. security assistance follows suit. This analysis illustrates how different regions have taken bigger or smaller slices of the security assistance pie.

U.S. security assistance to Europe and South East Asia reflects efforts to contain the growing power of geopolitical rivals in their near abroad. 

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. Vital reports for our database are suddenly being classified, more military aid is going through regional accounts...

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. In a recent piece by SAM’s Ian Wallace critically examines the $83 billion in bilateral foreign aid the United States has provided Egypt between 1946 and 2019, and the...

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