Business Is Brisk in MENA Arms Trade

March 16, 2020

Other sectors of the world economy may be suffering but the arms industry continues to do a roaring trade, and nowhere more so than in the MENA region. In its annual report released on March 9, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), notes a dramatic increase in...

Post-Uprising Arms Proliferation is Destabilizing the Middle East

February 20, 2014

Arms proliferation is further destabilizing the Middle East and North Africa. In recent years, as order in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) eroded between uprisings and armed conflicts, the desire for arms amongst a wide range of actors became one more destabilizing factor in the...

Corruption in the Arms Trade: Money Making in the Shadows

October 18, 2013

The clandestine nature of the arms market makes it ideally suited for corruption. The arms trade accounts for as much as 40 percent of corruption in global trade. It is fair to call it “hard-wired for corruption,” operating as it does in a shadowy world of its own. Corruption...