Diplomacy Through Weaponry

Ziyad Zaman Ahmed, Coloma Ruiz, Andrea Teresa, Julie Grønborg Franck, Nicola Louise Kirchhübel & Kasper Holm Theilgaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project takes a look at the phenomenon of arms trade, and its relation to the political and economic partnership between the U.S. and Pakistan, and the U.S. and Israel. We cover significant events in the shared political history of the nations, as well as military ventures and arms sales between them in the last two decades, starting with U.S.-Pakistan and then moving onto U.S.-Israel. This report applies the International Relations theory of structural realism, John Sislin’s concept of arms as influence, and several economic theories of trade to the interactions between the two countries in the area of arms trade and concludes that arms trade can be used as an indicator of the relationship between the U.S. and its two allies, Pakistan and Israel.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato21 jun. 2011


  • arms as influence
  • weaponry
  • political relations
  • structural realism
  • Sislin
  • oligopoly
  • international relations
  • diplomacy
  • U.S.
  • Pakistan
  • arms trade
  • military globalization
  • Israel
  • aid