UKs 'controlled exports' to Middle East & North Africa

This map shows the value of UK licenses under the strategic exports scheme, which manages the sale of 'controlled' items around the world. It covers everything from radioactive material to guns and military software. 

As fighter jets screamed overhead and tanks churned up the sand, it looked and sounded like the violent protests sweeping the Middle East had spread to the wealthy emirate of Abu Dhabi.
But this was Idex 2011, the Middle East's biggest arms fair. The show of arms was choreographed for the benefit of thousands of arms dealers in dark suits and sunglasses, who marvelled at how it was all synchronised to a booming hip-hop soundtrack. Read More at the Guardian

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