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