Security Assistance

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:14

Given the unstable political and security climate, U.S. support for Yemen’s security sector remains a top priority. From Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 to 2014, the U.S. government allocated a total of $343 million in U.S. security assistance to Yemen aimed primarily at strengthening the security forces’ capacity to combat terrorism. As the Obama Administration seeks more funding for U.S. security
assistance to Yemen, there are several serious challenges ranging from concern about the use of U.S. drone attacks, Houthi support for the new agreement and high levels of security force corruption and abuse of power.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 06:06
The army officer who has seized power in Burkina Faso amid popular protests in the West African country was twice selected to attend counterterrorism training programs sponsored by the U.S. government, U.S. military officials said.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:02

The Center for International Policy (CIP) celebrated the launch of Security Assistance Monitor, a new program and web-resource that will track U.S. military and police assistance, arms sales and trainings with a focus on Africa, Central Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. This new initiative will provide U.S. policymakers, media, scholars and civil society (in the U.S. and abroad) with important data and analysis for a more informed debate about U.S. foreign security assistance. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:54

Five new mass graves have been uncovered near Iguala, the Mexican town from which 43 missing university students disappeared last month. Colombia's constitutional court rules that a potential peace accord with the FARC rebel group may be put to a referendum to coincide with the country's next election in October 2015. A new military transport plane, made by the Brazilian company Embraer, cost $1.9 billion to produce. Click through for more Latin America security updates by the numbers.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:52

On October 20, 2014, the Center for International Policy (CIP) launched Security Assistance Monitor, a new program and web-resource that will track U.S. military and police assistance and arms sales with a focus on Africa, Central Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:16
Many people in Zimbabwe have expectations that the elections will usher in a democratically elected government with interest in addressing the country’s longstanding and serious human rights issues. But as things stand currently, the chances of having free, fair and credible elections are slim, particularly given the shortcomings of security sector reforms and reforms in other sectors.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:56
The negotiated resolution to Zimbabwe’s violent electoral dispute in 2008 brought with it an opportunity for the consolidation of democratic institutions and improved systems of governance in Zimbabwe. A Government of National Unity (GNU) was formed, composed of Zimbabwe’s then-ruling party, Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), and the two factions of the former opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)—MDC-T (Tsvangirai) and MDC-N (Ncube).
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 07:53
La Federación Rusa daría apoyo militar al Gobierno de Nicaragua para “garantizar la seguridad” durante el proceso de construcción del Gran Canal Interoceánico, según informó el periódico chino Tan Kung Pao y que reproduce el diario Want China Times de Taiwán.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:00
U.S. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa held meetings with top Lebanese officials Monday and Tuesday, in a brief visit to discuss U.S. support for the Lebanese state and army, a U.S. Embassy statement said.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 06:11
Germany is to decide on whether to arm Kurdish troops fighting Islamist insurgents in Iraq this week, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.