South Asia

South Asia at a glance

Military & Police Aid $518,282,004 (2015)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $2,434,707,322 (2015)
Arms Sales $2,780,062,243 (2013)
Trainees 2,059 (2013)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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1/27/15 | Fact Sheets
New Defense Department Programs in the National Defense Authorization Act FY2015

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 includes many provisions that affect the way the U.S. military engages in foreign military and police aid, training and arms sales worldwide. Based on an initial review of the bill (H.R. 3979), it would create at least seven...

12/12/14 | Blog
Week in Review - December 12, 2014

Eight members of Honduras’ “elite” U.S.-supported TIGRES special police were implicated in the theft of more than $1 million dollars in cash. DoD announced a new command for the campaign against IS. Kenya’s security forces faced renewed criticisms for alleged human rights abuses carried out by “...

12/5/14 | Blog
House Agrees to Seven New DoD Foreign Security Assistance Programs

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The bill is identical to the recently...



2/27/15 | News
Militants of Various Stripes Assemble Under ISIL Flag in Northern Afghanistan
Although ISIL has not yet committed any attacks in Afghanistan, its attempt to expand its sphere of influence to Central and South Asia is alarming, analysts say.
2/27/15 | News
Senate Democrats Balk At $1-billion Aid Plan For Central America
Senate Democrats on Tuesday unexpectedly challenged the Obama administration's plan to pour $1 billion into Central America to try to slow the flow of unaccompanied minors and others who enter the United States illegally.
2/26/15 | News
Pakistan’s Musharraf Sees Role for Taliban in Afghanistan
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, whose administration once backed the Taliban in Afghanistan, said Kabul must share power with the extremist group and block Indian influence if it wishes to see peace.

Upcoming Dates

03/03/15 | Event
Contractors are indispensable to modern war, and yet, little is known about the industry's structure, operations, and future. Typically led by ex-military men, contractor firms are by their very nature secretive; even the US government-the entity that usually pays them-knows relatively...
03/04/15 | Hearings

Agenda: House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding U.S. policy and strategy in Afghanistan post-2014.


General John Campbell, USA
Commander of Operation Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan


03/10/15 | Event

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon created the High-level Independent Panel on U.N. Peace Operations on October 31, 2014, to undertake a comprehensive review of peace operations. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on March 10 for a discussion with a delegation from the U.N. panel co-hosted with...