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.
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.