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.
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.
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.
November 30, 2021
Arming Repression: U.S. Military Support for Saudi Arabia, From Trump to Biden
By William D. Hartung
An in-depth look at the United States' role in supporting the military in Saudi Arabia. This report details how the U.S. is involved with the Kingdom's regime through U.S. arms in the Saudi arsenal, military training of Saudi forces, and use of U.S. weapons in the naval blockade of Yemen.
November 2, 2021
USAPM: Sudan Coup - The Continent's Growing Trend
This week's monitor explores the trajectory of the recent coup in Sudan and how it will impact democratic processes in the African nation.
October 28, 2021
Turkey's Lobby in the United States
by Ben Freeman
A detailed look in the relationship between Ankara and Washington, and what has made made U.S.-Turkey relations more strained than ever before.
October 19, 2021
USAPM: Who Assassinated Thomas Sankara?
This week's policy monitor highlighted Burkina Faso’s former president, Thomas Sankara and the journey of his assassination 34 years later.
October 13, 2021
Factsheet: Egyptian Military Aid Suspension Turns Up Short
by Alana Mitias
The Biden administration will withhold $130 million in U.S. military assistance to Egypt this year, citing concerns over the human rights situation in the country as recent reports
of extrajudicial killings, jailings of political dissidents, and widespread repression of civil society have revived debates over the use of U.S. assistance for the regime’s abuses.