Foreign Governments Are Aiding Nigeria’s Violence Against Protesters
The suppression of protests against police brutality wouldn’t have been possible without arms and training from abroad.
The UAE Is Turning Into the World Capital for Weapons Makers
Years of quiet development are finally paying off, and Abu Dhabi’s defense industry can largely stand on its own feet.
A Partial Ban on Autonomous Weapons Would Make Everyone Safer
Great powers stand to lose the most from weapons like drone swarms and should back a limited ban on the most dangerous systems.
Why the United States Shouldn’t Sell Jets to the UAE
Selling F-35s to the United Arab Emirates could give Russia access to U.S. technology and erode Israel’s regional military edge.
India’s Alliance With Israel Is a Model for the World’s Illiberal Leaders
From arms deals to occupation in Kashmir and the West Bank, Modi and Netanyahu increasingly share the same ethnonationalist worldview.
Pompeo’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Were Legal—but Heightened Risks of Civilian Casualties in Yemen
A State Department watchdog report concludes that Pompeo followed proper channels in sending arms to Saudi Arabia but faults the State Department for not assessing the humanitarian risks of such a move.
Trump Looks to Arms Sales to Deepen Ties With India
Border clashes with China have reawakened New Delhi’s interest in deeper defense ties with the United States, and Washington is hoping to deliver the goods.
Lawmakers Demand to See the Side Deals in Trump’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
Democrats suspect the weapons sales are sending jobs to Saudi Arabia.
How Canada Got Tough on Guns
Within weeks of a mass shooting, the Canadian government passed a ban on assault-style weapons despite widespread firearms ownership and vocal gun rights groups.
U.N. Questions Evidence Against Iran Over Missiles
Report says it is not clear that Tehran orchestrated an attack on Saudi oil facilities.
Meet the Afghan Women Taking Their Country Back—One Land Mine at a Time
In Bamiyan, an all-female demining team provides jobs and hope.
Europe Is at War Over Arms Exports
The EU must start enforcing its export controls, or else risk making conflicts around the world even worse.
Is Russia’s Doomsday Missile Fake News?
Experts are skeptical that Moscow has the money or technical know-how to field Putin’s promised arsenal.
Trump Can’t Stop Putin From Poaching U.S. Allies
The United States failed to stop Russia’s S-400 sale to Turkey despite having the tools to do so. Don’t be surprised if the Kremlin continues to use arms sales to extend its influence.
The United States and Turkey Peer Over the Cliff
With the cancellation of F-35 sales to Turkey, relations between Washington and Ankara have reached a new low. Here are our top reads on how things got so bad—and what comes next.