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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supported suspending arms exports to Saudi Arabia in light of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death – a move composite image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Germany is taking a step to punish Saudi Arabia that Trump has repeatedly said he won’t go near

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supports the suspension of arms exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President Donald Trump has opposed this.
Aircraft from the South Korean air force's Black Eagles Aerobatics Team T-50 perform a maneuver during a preview of their aerial display at the Singapore Airshow, February 4, 2018.

Trump wants to ramp up US arms sales, and a top diplomat is pushing weapons deals in China’s backyard

Trump is pushing a "Buy American" plan to secure billions of dollars more in overseas sales for US weapons makers.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017.

The US is sending anti-tank missiles to Ukraine — and it’s not clear what comes next

President Donald Trump has approved a controversial part of an arms sale to Ukraine that includes FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile systems.

Amid simmering tensions with China, India is looking to gain an advantage at sea

India and China both see themselves as the dominant power in Asia — and both countries are building their militaries to back that belief.

The US and Russia are dominating the global weapons trade

While the value of worldwide arms-transfer agreements was down slightly year-over-year in 2015, the US and Russia continued to dominate the weapons trade.

India is about to seriously upgrade its air force

India and France are closing in on a $9 billion combat aircraft sale

Decades of ‘reckless’ arms transfers to the Middle East have fueled the rise of ISIS

The consequences of reckless arms transfers to Iraq and Syria and their subsequent capture by IS must be a wake-up call to arms exporters around the world.