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MENA ranks top for ‘riskiest’ nations receiving US weapons due to ‘corruption’, ‘instability’, ‘human rights abuses’

The CATO Institute’s latest Arms Sales Risk Index has ranked Middle East and North African countries at the top for the “riskiest” nations receiving the largest US arms sales.

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Combatants or Capitalists? … There are three major reasons why Egypt should review the large role its military plays in the economy.

The Egyptian military has come to control a vast economic portfolio since Abdel Fattah el-Sisi became president in 2014, as I detailed in “Owners of the Republic: An Anatomy of Egypt’s Military Economy.”

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