January 10, 2023
The War in Ukraine and the U.S. Defense Industrial Base
By Tim O'Shea
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there has been concern for the health of the United States' defense industrial base (DIB) given the unprecedented level of U.S. security assistance to Ukraine.
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
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.
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
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.