Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups by Elke Grawert,Zeinab Abul-Magd,Robert Springborg

By Elke Grawert,Zeinab Abul-Magd,Robert Springborg

The Arab Uprisings have introduced renewed realization to the function of the army within the MENA area, the place they're both the spine of regime energy or an important a part of patronage networks in political platforms. This choice of essays from overseas specialists examines the commercial pursuits of armed actors starting from army companies in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Sudan, and Yemen to retired army officials’ financial endeavors and the internet of investment of non-state armed teams in Syria and Libya. as a result mixed strength of commercial and hands, the army usually manages to include or quell competing teams and therefore, to revert achievements of innovative pursuits.

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