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.
New data on security and defence forces of Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad added to WhoWasInCommand.com
We have added extensive data on the organizational structure and command personnel of the security and defence forces of Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger to WhoWasInCommand. With this update WhoWasInCommand now covers all the states of the G5 Sahel along with the Force conjointe transfrontalière du G5 Sahel, a joint transnational counter-terror operation launched in July 2017.
Our updated database shows the 9,771 times the U.S. trained foreign military units between Oct 2019 and Sept 2020
The U.S. Department of State has just published the Foreign Military Training and DOD Engagement Activities of Interest report for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. We've liberating it from the PDFs they published, adding 9,771 new training interventions to our database, which now contains a total of 237,603 trainings covering the two decades from 2000 to September 2020.
New research paper from Security Force Monitor: using Natural Language Processing to extract knowledge graphs about police and army units and their commanders
Security Force Monitor has published a technical working paper on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and our research into abuses by police and armies. It shows how a NLP system can be deployed to extract information from sources on security force units and their related personnel. This is a practical contribution into the ongoing conversation about the tactical use of AI in human rights work.
Security Force Monitor data used in damning Global Witness report into Myanmar military control of billion dollar ruby trade
Security Force Monitor provided pro-bono support to Global Witness conducting forensic analysis of public sources to help their investigators pinpoint the military units on the ground that directly control and benefit from Myanmar's lucrative gemstone mining business.
Three excellent reasons you should apply to join Security Force Monitor as our Senior Developer
We're looking for a creative and curious Senior Developer to work with us to expose military and police forces implicated in human rights abuses. Read on to find out more.
WhoWasInCommand is now available in Arabic
WhoWasInCommand.com can now be used in Arabic, as well as English, French and Spanish.
Spring Update: Data on 10 New Countries in WhoWasInCommand.com, including countries of Saudi-Emirati coalition in Yemen
We are pleased to announce that our coverage of police, military and other security forces dramatically expands to 10 new countries.
#EndSARS and Nigerian Army units in the Lagos area: updated data
We have updated our data on the units and command chain of the Nigerian Army in Lagos in response to the reports of killings by the Nigerian Army of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki and Alausa,...
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...