Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dangers of Replacing Development Aid with Arms


The Conversation
published on 19 July 2017 my remarks titled "Merkel's Proposal to Transfer Weapons as Aid Needs to Be Approached with Caution."

Angela Merkel suggested the possibility of substituting some development assistance with military assistance so that African countries could more effectively combat militancy and terrorism. While all countries should be able to defend themselves, most of them already prioritize the purchase of military equipment and more equipment can lead to greater abuses.

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