Selling Weapons the Nice Way?

Is there a moral benefit in selling weapons to warring countries for influence? Britain claims that by selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, they’re accomplishing two things: 1) gaining influence over the Saudis to comply with humanitarian law and 2) preventing more morally corrupt states from filling the void and exerting their influence. However, the good they perceive to be doing is thought to vastly outweigh the consequences, including undermining international norms against arming aggressive regimes. Read full article here


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