Russian arms sales : the other story behind Somalia's piracy
Koh, Collin Swee Lean
Date of Issue2008
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The piracy problem in Somali waters highlights the challenges and dilemmas facing Russia's arms exporters despite phenomenal sales growth since 2000. A combination of gactors, including fierce competition in the global defence market, may compel Russia to sell to less-demanding clients, shunned by Western defence contractors. This could potentially result in intesified geopolitical clashes between Russia and the West.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries ; 111/08