Project member Zeinab Abul-Magd (Oberlin College and the American University in Cairo) and Elke Grawert (Bonn International Center for Conversion and Friedrich-Wilhelms-University) have edited a forthcoming book. The collection of essays examines the economic interests of armed actors ranging from military businesses in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Sudan, and Yemen to retired military officers’ economic endeavors and the web of funding of non-state armed groups in Syria and Libya. Due to the combined power of business and arms, the military often manages to incorporate or quell competing groups and thus, to revert achievements of revolutionary movements.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers will release the book in April 2016 that can be pre-ordered here:

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