The Arab Uprisings have introduced renewed consciousness to the position of the army within the MENA sector, the place they're both the spine of regime strength or an important a part of patronage networks in political structures. This number of essays from foreign specialists examines the commercial 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. as a result of the mixed strength of industrial and hands, the army frequently manages to include or quell competing teams and hence, to revert achievements of innovative events.
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