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Elias Yousif

Research Analyst, Stimson Center

Elias is a Research Analyst with the Stimson Center’s Conventional Defense Program.

‘If We Don’t Sell Them Arms, Someone Else Will’ Is a Myth

Some of the assumptions that underpin this familiar refrain don’t hold water.


The Risks of US Military Assistance to Ukraine

With arms pouring into a wartorn country, we must take steps to ensure they are not stolen or misused.


Congress Needs a Veto, Not a Notification, on Arms Sales

The Trump administration’s efforts to evade oversight show why more is needed.


It’s Time for Congress to Rein in US Arms Exports

A staggering 70 percent of Americans believe that selling American arms abroad makes us less safe at home.