How the President and the Pentagon Prop Up Both Middle Eastern Despots and American Arms Dealers
What goes around comes around with arms exports, as the war in Libya demonstrates.
Russian arms seller Viktor Bout is small potatoes compared to the real pushers, reports columnist Conn Hallinan.
Despite an unusual dip in global weapons sales in 2009, the United States retained its spot as the world’s top arms supplier of developing countries, according to an authoritative new report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
Beneath the Israel-Palestine clash is the all-too-familiar conflict of development: urban growth meets indigenous resistance.
How we missed the signs.
Rising arms exports may soon make weapons the major U.S. contribution to the world economy.
When it comes to human rights around the world, Hillary Clinton is little more than Bush Lite.
The United States should not abandon Taiwan at its time of need, argues Ian William.
Winning the War on Terror by spreading democracy? Our arms sales policy is working in the opposite direction.
Zia Mian explains how U.S. arms policy in South Asia sells death and destruction and buys little influence.
Read the back story on why the administration thinks this deal makes sense.
This turkey may not fly.
War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the worlds weapons manufacturers. This year, FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan reports, defense military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993 … which is saying something because in the aftermath of the first Gulf War the global industry reaped the benefits of a $42 billion arms race.
Everyone’s talking about the arms suppliers behind Hezbollah. But who’s supplying Israel?