The Middle East: Arm Sales, Refugees and the Islamic State


Gilberto Peters (Editor)

Series: Politics and Economics of the Middle East
BISAC: POL040010

Chapter 1 analyzes state-to-state arms sales in the Middle East with a particular focus on U.S. transfers. On January 3, 2019, Senator Marco Rubio and three cosponsors introduced S. 1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 (or SASME) as discussed in chapter 2. Chapter 3 examines the amount of funding U.S. agencies have obligated and types of assistance provided and the extent to which State and USAID provide financial oversight of such assistance.

Chapter 4 focuses on the several proposals for a new AUMF specifically targeting the Islamic State made during the 113th and 114th Congresses as well as those made thus far in the 115th Congress. On September 10, 2014, President Obama announced the formation of a global coalition to “degrade and ultimately defeat” the Islamic State. Subsequently, over 60 nations and partner organizations agreed to participate, contributing either military forces or resources (or both) to the campaign as reported in chapter 5. Chapter 6 provides background on the Islamic State organization, discusses its goals, operations, and affiliates, reviews U.S. legislative and policy debates, and reviews relevant legislation.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Arms Sales in the Middle East: Trends and Analytical Perspectives for U.S. Policy (59049) (57)

Chapter 2. Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 (S.1): An Overview (3)

Chapter 3. Syrian Refugees: U.S. Agencies Conduct Financial Oversight Activities for Humanitarian Assistance but Should Strengthen Monitoring (56)

Chapter 4. A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposals (Updated) (59046) (52)

Chapter 5. Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State (59043) (18)

Chapter 6. The Islamic State and U.S. Policy (Updated) (59058) (40)


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