Tag Archives: security capacity

US security assistance: Leahy Law under fire

In April I wrote a lengthy post on the logic of U.S. foreign military assistance that you can read here. Last week the New York Times ran another instructive piece on the issue, focusing on a key component: the 16-year-old … Continue reading

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Amateur Hour?: Reframing the Debate over US Security Assistance

On Sunday, the New York Times ran a timely “Room for Debate” discussion on the benefits and drawbacks of the current American system for training foreign militaries. You can read the six contributions to the debate here. While an important … Continue reading

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Mali: From forgotten lands to a blogger’s dream

The usually sleepy country of Mali, a landlocked country of 15 million people which before 2012 rarely graced the headlines, has in the past 10 months become a central focus with near-daily coverage in the American and European press. And … Continue reading

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