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  

Trump and Security Assistance

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by Seth Binder U.S. security assistance has become one of the major foreign policy tools of the U.S. government since 9/11 to combat terrorism abroad, but this assistance is increasingly criticized for failing to achieve its objectives and in some… Continue Reading  

Israel Gives Up Little to Get Largest Ever U.S. Arms Deal

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by Seth Binder Despite the tensions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, the United States and Israel have finally signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). After pushing off negotiations until the Iran deal concluded, Netanyahu has “settled”… Continue Reading  

Yemen Campaign Tests U.S. Military Aid Policy

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by Seth Binder The coalition of countries involved in Operation Decisive Storm, which is attacking the Yemeni insurgent group known as the Houthis, includes some of the largest U.S. recipients of military assistance and arms sales. In fact, the coalition… Continue Reading