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Foreign military assets have made large contributions to several recent natural disaster relief operations, yet their use in such operations remains controversial. This study examines the advantages, limitations and implications of involving foreign military assets—personnel, equipment and expertise—in the relief operations that follow major natural disasters. The questions asked range from matters of principle—is it appropriate for foreign forces to take part in humanitarian work?—to more practical considerations such as cost, how effectively foreign military assets can participate in civilian-led humanitarian operations and how the presence of foreign military assets affects the ability of civilian humanitarian organizations to act independently and safely.
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China's Exports of Small Arms and Light Weapons
Trends in world military expenditure, 2012
||Transfers of small arms and light weapons to fragile states||
Africa and the Global Market in Natural Uranium
South Korea's export control system
||Strengthening the EU's Future Approach to WMD Non-proliferation|
Measuring conflict exposure in micro-level surveys
Development assistance in Afghanistan after 2014
Iran's Policy on Afghanistan
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