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Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers

Published in april 2019. Written by Alexandra Kuimova

The Policy Brief begins by outlining Russia’s growing interest in the MENA region. It identifies both the strategy and motivations driving Russia’s arms exports, and equally to the region, and the demand for arms by MENA countries.


The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is undergoing rapid militarization with a number of intra- and interstate conflicts and terrorist threats. Military arsenals in the MENA region have grown significantly over the last two decades by receiving a significant number of weapons from several large arms suppliers such as the United States, Russia and France...

Monday, November 4th 2019
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