Flood of Western Weapons Fueling Unrest, Extremism Across Middle East

Flood of Western Weapons Fueling Unrest, Extremism Across Middle East

Transparency International warns: “Corruption has fueled political unrest, extremism, and formed a narrative for violent extremist groups”

Western nations—led by the United States—are selling large quantities of weapons to governments in the Middle East and North Africa, providing little oversight for how these arms are used, and thereby fueling corruption and conflict in countries from Saudi Arabia to Egypt

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