Time to Rethink U.S. Military Aid to Egypt

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by Seth Binder and William D. Hartung This week’s presidential election in Egypt offers an opportunity to rethink the amount and purpose of U.S. military aid to that nation, which has totaled over $40 billion since the signing of the… Continue Reading  

Commandos Without Borders

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by Nick Turse Al-Qaeda doesn’t care about borders. Neither does the Islamic State or Boko Haram. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc thinks the same way. “[T]errorists, criminals, and non-state actors aren’t bound by arbitrary borders,” the commander of Special Operations Command… Continue Reading  

Bilateral Complicity: The Next US President and Egypt

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by Ryan J. Suto The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US response to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS). This series will focus instead on five alternative Middle East policy challenges… Continue Reading  

U.S. Military Assistance and Yemen

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by Colby Goodman As the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, the international community is increasingly questioning the involvement of external government actors there. Particularly under the microscope is the U.S. government, whose support to Yemen over the past decade has largely… Continue Reading  

Corruption in Military Aid Undermines Global Security

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by William D. Hartung This week the government of the United Kingdom is hosting a conference of leaders in business, government, and civil society aimed at tackling the urgent problem of global corruption. The conference’s stated goals are ambitious: to… Continue Reading