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Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Yemen

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Yemen

by Security Assistance Monitor

Oct-20-2014 | Report

Following close to eleven months of street protests calling for an end to his 33-year presidency, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a U.S.-supported transition plan on November 23, 2011. Former Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi was elected president in February 2012 in a one-man election. While the new government has made progress on parts of the transition plan by beginning to restructure the security sector and completing a National Dialogue Conference (NDC), it has yet to revise the constitution or hold new elections... Read More »

Something in the Air: “Isolationism,” Defense Spending, and the U.S. Public Mood

Something in the Air: “Isolationism,” Defense Spending, and the U.S. Public Mood

by Carl Conetta

Oct-14-2014 | Report

Is the public trending toward isolationism? Or is interventionism back? Polls suggest a more complex truth... Read More »

The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship  That Can’t Go to War

The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship That Can’t Go to War

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Aug-26-2014 | Policy Brief

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is the Navy’s response to perceived changes in naval warfare and falling budgets. In theory, the LCS is a multifaceted and cost-effective answer to these requirements. In reality, the LCS is an overpriced, underperforming vessel that does not meet current needs and is a bad deal for taxpayers... Read More »

Evaluation of the Danish Peace  and Stabilisation Fund

Evaluation of the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Fund

by Nicole Ball

Aug-25-2014 | Report

The Peace and Stabilisation Fund (PSF) was established under the 2010-2014 Danish Defence Agreement as a cross-government funding pool to support stabilisation and conflict prevention initiatives at the nexus of security and development. Between 2010 and 2014, the Fund was allocated DKK 941.4 million. Half is official development assistance (ODA); half is non-ODA resources from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)... Read More »

Financial Transparency Coalition Newsletter April-June 2014

Financial Transparency Coalition Newsletter April-June 2014

by Christian Freymeyer, Sabrina Cleary, Porter McConnell, Sarah Bracht

Jun-02-2014 | Report

From the Indian government's creation of a task force to investigate offshore accounts to the Queen of England's speech announcing the UK's plan to end anonymous companies–our issues are everywhere this spring. Of course, channeling the momentum into concrete policy change is always a challenge... Read More »

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

by Bill Goodfellow

May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

Putting Governance at the Heart of Security Sector Reform

Putting Governance at the Heart of Security Sector Reform

by Nicole Ball

Apr-03-2014 | Report

Democratically governed security and justice sectors are a core objective of the Security Sector Development (SSD) agenda. But few such programs put governance front and center... Read More »

Promising the Sky: Pork Barrel Politics and the F-35 Combat Aircraft

Promising the Sky: Pork Barrel Politics and the F-35 Combat Aircraft

by William D. Hartung

Jan-22-2014 | Report

Lockheed Martin's assertions that the development and construction of the F-35 combat aircraft sustains 125,000 jobs in 46 states are exaggerated says Hartung, and his latest report documents how the real number is roughly half of what Lockheed Martin claims... Read More »

How Europe Can Set the Standard on Anti-money Laundering

How Europe Can Set the Standard on Anti-money Laundering

by Financial Transparency Coalition

Dec-17-2013 | Fact Sheet

Anonymous shell companies, including those incorporated in the European Union (EU) are often used to hide the proceeds of crime, corruption, or corporate tax evasion... Read More »

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

by CIP

Dec-09-2013 | Report

Find out how CIP can make a difference in facing some of the world's largest problems... Read More »

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