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Arms Sales

Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.

Obama Must Rewrite His Foreign Policy Legacy

Laura Carlsen | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

To stand up to a retooled and more powerful than ever military-industrial establishment requires boldness and a deep commitment to peace. If President Obama seeks to leave a meaningful legacy in his second term, this is the place to start.

Monopolizing War? What America Knows How to Do Best

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

It's pop-quiz time when it comes to the American way of war: three questions, torn from the latest news, just for you. Good luck!

U.S. Arms Sales Tripled Last Year

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

Worldwide weapons sales by the United States tripled in 2011, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service. U.S. arms sales to b...

U.S. Points Finger, And Arms Exports, At Human Rights Abusers

IWatch News | Zach Toombs | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

Every May and June, different branches of the State Department paint contrasting portraits of how Washington views dozens of strategically significant...

Russia's Show of Syrian Force

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Instead of wasting resources trying to convince Moscow to abandon its Middle East interests in order to press ahead with more UN resolutions, Washington would do well to assert its role as world leader and work with those countries that have a common interest in Syria.

Arms and the World

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Arms sales are not as straightforward as one might think. For one thing, Russia and the United States are both eager to maintain their respective positions as the most successful merchants of death dealing devices.

"Convenient" Base Is Unexamined Excuse for U.S. Silence on Bahrain Crackdown

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Pressure is building on the Obama administration to delay a proposed arms sale to Bahrain, which brutally suppressed its pro-democracy movement and continues to squash dissent.

Stop Aiding Human Rights Abusers in Bahrain

William Hartung | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
William Hartung

The Obama administration has denounced the repression in Bahrain, but it has taken few concrete actions to back up this rhetoric.

Reading the Pictures: David Cameron--Escorting Arms Dealers to Huge Mid-East Defense Expo--Drops By Tahrir Square

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shaw