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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
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.

Arming Repression: U.S. Military Support for Saudi Arabia, From Trump to Biden
November 18, 2021

USAPM: The Morocco and Algeria Dispute

Africa Program

This week's policy monitor examines the ongoing tensions between Morocco and Algeria and the fate of West Sahara.

USAPM: The Morocco and Algeria Dispute
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.

USAPM: Sudan Coup - The Continent's Growing Trend
REPORT
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.

Turkey's Lobby in the United States
October 19, 2021

USAPM: Who Assassinated Thomas Sankara?

Africa Program

This week's policy monitor highlighted Burkina Faso’s former president, Thomas Sankara and the journey of his assassination 34 years later.

USAPM: Who Assassinated Thomas Sankara?
FACTSHEET
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.

Factsheet: Egyptian Military Aid Suspension Turns Up Short