U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and the Shah of Iran in Tehran, May 30, 1972.
Securing Allies? U.S. Arms Sales to Petrodollar States
Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
January 28, 2016
|Speaker:||David M. Wight, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program|
Related Project: International Security
The United States is the leader in foreign arms sales, dominating a multibillion dollar global market. Advocates of U.S. arms sales argue these deals secure U.S. allies and influence abroad, while critics charge U.S. military transfers contribute to destructive and destabilizing regional arms races. This seminar will analyze the different approaches of the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations to arms sales to wealthy petrodollar states during the 1970s, a transformational period in the global foreign arms trade.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.
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