U.S. Military Assistance and Yemen

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

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  

Georgia, Tajikistan, Among Countries Most Dependent On U.S. Military Aid

by Joshua Kucera By Pentagon budget standards, the countries of the former Soviet Union are relatively insignificant recipients of American military aid, dwarfed by the billions given annually to Israel, Egypt, and Pakistan. But a new study has shown that… Continue Reading  

Politics versus Policy: Follow-up to the Iran Nuclear Agreement

by Paul R. Pillar The Obama administration had to expend considerable political capital in fending off attempts, during the recent Congressional review period, to kill the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program. As a matter of policy toward that program,… Continue Reading  

Think Twice About More Military Aid to Nigeria

by William D. Hartung On his trip to Nigeria to attend the inauguration of the country’s new president Muhammadu Buhari late last month, Secretary of State John Kerry indicated that the Obama administration is ready to send more military advisers… Continue Reading