April 3, 2023
Dismantling Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy: Pocantico Conference Report
The 2023 Dismantling Racism and Militarism (DRM) in U.S. Foreign Policy conference was held from January 5-7, 2023 at the Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York. It was jointly organized by the Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund (FCNL EdFund) and the Center for International Policy (CIP). This report summarizes the discussions that took place at the conference.
March 30, 2023
Understanding the Illicit Fentanyl Trade & Effective Policy Solutions
This policy memo was submitted to the Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions in regards to their hearing entitled “Follow the Money: The CCP’s Business Model Fueling the Fentanyl Crisis,” held on March 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the memo is to provide accurate data and information about the driving forces and suggested responses to the illicit fentanyl trade, and to better understand the best possible methods to successfully combat the illicit financing fueling the fentanyl crisis.
March 28, 2023
Fact Sheet: Legislation Addressing the Illicit Fentanyl Trade
By Hanna Homestead
This fact sheet offers a breakdown of the bills and resolutions pertaining to the illicit fentanyl trade and takeaways about the ongoing congressional debate about how to address illicit fentanyl trafficking and opioid-use disorder.
December 9, 2022
U.S. Security Partnerships and the Protection of Civilians
By Brown University, Security Assistance Monitor and InterAction
This factsheet is a collaboration between Brown University’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS), the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) at the Center for International Policy, and InterAction. It provides an overview of key facts, data points, and analysis related to the U.S. partnership with Mali in the context of ongoing civilian protection and humanitarian assistance concerns in the country.
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.
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.
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.
October 3, 2022
Free Facebook in Latin America
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