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31 Jul, 2013

Asia Times Online: Israel Using Arms Sales to Advance Political Clout

Israel has been using arms sales and other forms of military-security assistance to pursue its wider foreign policy objectives.

Such activities of Israel should not only be looked from commercial point of views as they also have political incentives. Because of its limited political, economic and diplomatic leverage, Israel has used arms sales and other forms of military assistance such as training and military upgrading to further its international clout.

Recent reports of Israel’s path-breaking arms sales identified South/Southeast Asia, Latin America, and few African countries to be its lucrative defense markets.

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