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September 21, 2021

USAPM: France neutralizes ISIS Leader in the Sahel

Africa Program

This week's policy monitor examines the death of ISIS Leader, Abu Walid Al-Sahrahwi, by airstrike conducted by France's Barkhane military operation last month

USAPM: France neutralizes ISIS Leader in the Sahel
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
September 17, 2021

Executive Summary — Dismantling Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy

by Salih Booker and Diana Ohlbaum

The major challenges facing Americans today—pandemic disease, climate change, economic inequality, racial and gender injustice—cannot be solved without international solidarity and human compassion.

Executive Summary — Dismantling Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy
REPORT
September 17, 2021

Dismantling Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy

by Salih Booker and Diana Ohlbaum

The current U.S. national security paradigm robs us of economic resources, corrupts our political system,
endangers our lives, and offends our most fundamental moral values.

It perpetuates a system that discriminates against, disempowers, disrespects, dehumanizes, and brutalizes Black and brown people and other communities of color. It is an extension of systemic white supremacy at home that relies upon the threat and use of force abroad.

Continuing the U.S. quest for global military domination harms not only the people of other countries and the earth we share, but the vast majority of Americans. The Racism-Militarism Paradigm, moreover, harms all of our social, political, and economic institutions, including our democratic institutions, thus weakening our entire society.

To peacefully and democratically dismantle this paradigm, we must offer a compelling alternative vision of the U.S. role in the world.

Dismantling Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy
WEBINAR
September 17, 2021

Uniting to Dismantle Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy

Salih Booker and Diana Ohlbaum

Webinar on dismantling structures of militarism and white supremacy in U.S. foreign policy.

Uniting to Dismantle Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy
PUBLICATION
September 14, 2021

USAPM: Guinea’s Coup: A Trend on the Continent?

Africa Program

This week's policy monitor examines history "repeating as Guinea faces yet another military coup following a failed democratic process."

USAPM: Guinea’s Coup: A Trend on the Continent?
REPORT
September 13, 2021

The Expanding Scope of U.S. Security Assistance Since 9/11

by Lauren Woods and Elias Yousif

A detailed look at the shifting and expanding landscape of U.S. security assistance since the September 11th attacks.

The Expanding Scope of U.S. Security Assistance Since 9/11
REPORT
September 13, 2021

Profits of War: Corporate Beneficiaries of the Post-9/11 Pentagon Spending Surge

by William Hartung, in collaboration with Brown University's Costs of War

This report reviews the major sources of corporate profit tied to America’s post 9/11 wars, as well as other factors driving the enormous surge in military spending during the first two decades of this century, including the growth in the global arms trade, the recent focus on construing China as a threat, and large Pentagon budgets.

Profits of War: Corporate Beneficiaries	of the Post-9/11 Pentagon Spending Surge
ISSUE BRIEF
September 8, 2021

The Arms Left Behind in Afghanistan

by Elias Yousif

The Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan gives them access to a massive arsenal of U.S. weapons left behind by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. This brief gives an overview of the arms the U.S. has transferred to Afghanistan over the last 20 years and the risks they might pose in the hands of the Taliban.

The Arms Left Behind in Afghanistan
USAPM
September 8, 2021

USAPM: Africa Behind on COVID-19 Vaccinations

​This week's policy monitor examines the availability and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the African continent.

USAPM: Africa Behind on COVID-19 Vaccinations
ISSUE BRIEF
August 31, 2021

U.S. Arms Sales to South Korea

by Billy Ostermeyer

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), one of America’s closest strategic and economic partners, has relied for decades on American security cooperation to build and maintain credible deterrence against North Korea and other potential adversaries. But economic interests, compounded by the Trump administration’s unpredictable North Korea diplomacy and singular focus on making South Korea pay more for U.S. troops, have driven South Korea’s urgency in bolstering its domestic arms industry while seeking a greater degree of operational autonomy from the United States.

U.S. Arms Sales to South Korea
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