Category: Methodology

  • Methodology: Connecting US Sales to the Saudi-Emirati Led Coalition

    This methodology guide is a companion piece to the joint Washington Post Security Force Monitor investigation into U.S. support for the Saudi-Emirati led coalition. The Post-SFM joint investigation shows that only 39 air force units from coalition countries could have conducted airstrikes in Yemen, and that during seven years of war the U.S. approved contracts that likely benefited 38 of the 39 airstrike units.

  • A French translation of WhoWasInCommand, an overhauled Research Handbook, and other updates

    WhoWasInCommand can now be used in French. We've also updated our Research Handbook. Read on...

  • Connecting data points through time (or not)

    Answering the question “who was where when?” is central for investigations into allegations of human rights abuse(s). Because of this perhaps one of the most defining, and complicaticating, features of the Security Force Monitor’s data is that almost everything we research is connected to time.