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November 28, 2022

Cost of U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

By Amany Zaid Mahran

Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, the United States has provided humanitarian, economic, and military assistance on an unprecedented scale. This fact sheet evaluates the cost of US security assistance to Ukraine.

Cost of U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine
October 26, 2022

Security Assistance Monitor Arms Deliveries Data Update

By Nate Marx

In its continuing efforts to improve transparency around U.S. arms sales abroad, the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM), a project of the Center for International Policy (CIP), is announcing the use of a new data source in order to better monitor arms deliveries.

Security Assistance Monitor Arms Deliveries Data Update
ISSUE BRIEF
October 24, 2022

The Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF)

Security Assistance Monitor

The U.S. continues to provide approximately $500 million in annual security assistance to Syria and Iraq via the Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF). This brief examines CTEF, its costs, its structure, as well as some of the most pressing concerns about the fund’s effectiveness, sustainability, and oversight.

The Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF)
October 3, 2022

Free Facebook in Latin America

Nate Marx

One of the key tools Facebook has used to expand its power in Latin America is its various free services— Facebook Zero, Free Basics, and Discover, all of which offer Facebook (and sometimes access to the internet) for free in certain countries. Given the significant impact Facebook can have on societies, understanding how these tools affect its use in various countries
is important.

Free Facebook in Latin America
ISSUE BRIEF
September 29, 2022

U.S. Security Assistance and Arms Sales to the Philippines From Duterte to Marcos

John Edward Mariano

The Philippines is the largest recipient of U.S. security assistance in the Indo-Pacific region. However, members of Congress are calling for limits on military aid to the Philippines due to the country’s poor human rights record.

U.S. Security Assistance and Arms Sales to the Philippines From Duterte to Marcos
ISSUE BRIEF
September 26, 2022

Issue Brief: Global Nuclear Arms Race on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Hadeel Abu Ktaish

An overview of U.S. nuclear posture and global nuclear modernization in light of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, September 26, 2022

Issue Brief: Global Nuclear Arms Race on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
August 1, 2022

U.S. Arms Sales: 2021-Early 2022

By Lauren Woods

An overview of US arms sales from 2021 - early 2022

U.S. Arms Sales: 2021-Early 2022
ARTICLE
June 24, 2022

The Ninth Summit of the Americas and a Sustainable Future for the Region

By Michael W. Chamberlin

The Ninth Summit of Americas took place from June 6 to June 10, 2022. The United States must consider its role in fostering drug policies that fuel widespread corruption, violence, and absence of rule of law. These structural challenges are the root causes of democratic failures in Mexico and migration crises throughout the region.

The Ninth Summit of the Americas and a Sustainable Future for the Region
ISSUE BRIEF
June 7, 2022

The War in Yemen

By Nate Marx

The war in Yemen between a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis, a one-time rebel group that now serves as de facto government in a sizable part of the country, has created a conflict widely perceived as one of the most deadly and intractable in the world. However, both sides have mostly abided by a recent UN-brokered two-month truce that was extended for another two months on June 2. Some international observers are hopeful that the truce and its extension could be the first step toward talks that could lead to the war’s end.

The War in Yemen
REPORT
February 3, 2022

Lobbying in the U.S. by Countries in Africa: An Overview

By Ben Freeman

This report analyzes foreign lobbying filings from countries in Africa between 2016 and 2020, spotlights the top spenders from these countries on foreign lobbying during this time period, and discusses the implications for U.S. foreign policy.

Lobbying in the U.S. by Countries in Africa: An Overview