Arms Smuggling Mafia in Yemen and South of the Red Sea: The Success of Arms and Politics and the Failure of Regional Security

EPC | 08 Jan 2014

The paper analyzes the situation of the illegal arms mafia in Yemen and south of the Red Sea, which is thriving more than ever. The country has turned from a local and limited market dealing with small arms into a market that covers a wide region, which includes Eastern Africa from the Great Lakes to Sudan, as well as the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf region. The paper also touches upon the rise of an environment accompanying a secondary phenomenon, which adds more complications to the future of regional security, facilitates regional instability and motivates political turmoil in the future.

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