Our new website, the Security Assistance Monitor (www.SecurityAssistance.org), launched in November and this blog has moved over to join it! You can now read our future (and past!) blog posts at http://securityassistance.org/our-work/blog. Use this link to subscribe to our blog’s RSS feed.
Security Assistance Monitor is a new comprehensive online guide that documents all publicly accessible information on U.S. security and defense assistance programs throughout the world, including arms sales, military and police aid, and training. Gaining meaningful transparency around this aid will help ensure greater accountability, transparency and oversight of the United States’ security and defense assistance worldwide.
Along with our blog, our new platform offers a series of tools to review and analyze the latest developments in the United States’ global security and defense priorities. On the website you will find:
An interactive dataset providing data from 2000 to the present on the United States’ military and police aid, training programs, and arms sales to the rest of the world. We also track data on U.S. humanitarian and development aid to compare against the level of U.S. military and police aid.
An extensive resource database catalogues relevant policy statements, legislation, news, and more. Use this as your source for information on what others are saying about U.S. global security policy, whether in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Congress, other governments, or NGOs.
Expert analysis highlights trends and offers perspectives U.S. security policy worldwide. Our blog offers timely analysis and contextualization of current events and the data found in our datasets.
Security Assistance Monitor is a project of the Center for International Policy, in partnership with the Washington Office on Latin America, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the Project on Middle East Democracy and is made possible by the Open Society Foundation.
Please check out www.SecurityAssistance.org, and thank you for reading.