Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Tunisia

By Security Assistance Monitor, Project on Middle East Democracy

Apr-21-2015 | Policy Brief

Tunisia is widely credited with initiating the wave of revolutions that swept the Arab world in 2011. Following the ouster of former President Ben Ali, the country navigated an extremely difficult political transition that culminated in the formation of a democratically elected government under a new constitution in December 2014... Read More »

Honduras: A Government Failing to Protect Its People

By Sarah Kinosian, Lisa Haugaard

Mar-09-2015 | Report

Last December, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) and Center for International Policy (CIP) traveled to Honduras for a first-hand look at events in the country. What we found was a security situation in shambles and a country in dire need of reform. A number of alarming issues face Honduras today, including mass migration, the disturbing and highly visible militarization of law enforcement, grave threats against human rights defenders, and a lack of an effective and independent justice system... Read More »

Fighting for Peace: The Tricky Business of Using Greater Force in UN Peace Operations

By Nicole Ball

Mar-04-2015 | Policy Brief

The increased political willingness by UN member states to authorise the use of force has developed well ahead of their risk tolerance and matching capabilities... Read More »

Camp David, President Obama, and the Refusal to Acknowledge History and Reality

By Matthew Hoh

May-19-2015 |

This past week, the White House attempted to repair the damage done by neglecting its Gulf Arab allies as Syria flew apart at the seams. King Salman of Saudi Arabia rebuffed President Obama's invitation to join a group of Sunni Arab leaders at Camp David, as did the King of Bahrain -- even as Washington reasserted its security guarantees and announced new military sales to both countries... Read More »

It’s Not Diplomacy, It’s an Arms Fair

By William D. Hartung

May-14-2015 | Article

U.S. defense contractors are popping corks as Obama “reassures” his Middle East allies with billions of dollars of weapons... Read More »

Congress Should Stop Playing Games With the Pentagon Budget

By William D. Hartung

May-06-2015 | Article

Ever since the Budget Control Act of 2011 placed caps on the Pentagon's base budget, Congress and the Obama administration have been using creative accounting to evade them. But this year's House Armed Services Committee (HASC) version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) set a new standard for budget gimmickry... Read More »

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