To Arm or Not to Arm Ukrainians?

Source: Cato Institute
by Jordan Cohen

“Do US weapons provide Washington with ‘leverage’ over its clients? A former high‐​ranking diplomat certainly believes so, arguing that arms transfers give ‘the United States leverage and influence.’ Unfortunately, the only leverage US weapons sales provide is the type that recipient countries use to receive ever more arms, despite their risks. According to academic studies, foreign aid for influence and arms for influence attempts are unsuccessful.” (06/10/22)