UK arms exports to Bahrain

Bahrain: Country overview Bahrain is located on the Arabian Peninsula, bordering up to neighbouring Saudi Arabia and has a total population of 1,6 million. Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy, ruled by Sunni King Sheikh Hamad bin Essa al-Khalifa, who is seated in the capital of Manama. The majority of the country is, however, Shia Muslims. Bahrain signed […]

UK arms exports to Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Country overview Bangladesh, with a population of over 162 million, is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Located in south-eastern Asia, bordering India and Myanmar and boasting a capital called Dhaka, it is a secular, pluralistic, parliamentary democracy, ruled by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid. The state religion is […]

UK arms exports to Burundi

Burundi: Country overview The land-locked, east African country of Burundi has a population of approximately 10 million and is bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania and the DRC. Burundi is a presidential representative democratic republic and the country’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has been incumbent since 2005. Burundi signed the Arms Trade Treaty in June 2013, but has yet […]

UK arms exports to the Central African Republic

Central African Republic: Country overview The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked nation in Central Africa, bordering Chad, South Sudan, Cameroon and Congo, with an estimated population of 4.5 million. The CAR’s political framework is that of a semi-presidential republic, where the president is head of state and the prime minister is the head of […]

UK arms exports to China

China: Country overview The People’s Republic of China is the world’s most populated country with a population of 1.4 billion. Located in Central Asia, China shares its borders with no less than 14 neighbouring countries. Although still governed by the centralized Communist Party of China (CPC) since the revolution in 1949, the country has undergone […]

UK arms exports to Colombia

Colombia: Country overview Colombia is located in northern South America and has a total population of around 50 million; Bogota serves as the capital. Colombia is a presidential democratic republic, and the president is both the head of state and government. Iván Duque was elected the country’s president in August 2018. Colombia has a history […]

UK arms exports to the DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo: Country overview With an estimated population of 81 million, the DRC is the second largest country in Africa. Despite its vast amounts of natural resources, the majority of the population lives in extreme poverty, faced with constant political instability.  In essence, armed clashes and human rights violations have characterised the DRC for […]

UK arms exports to Egypt

Egypt: Country overview The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in Northern Africa, bordering Libya, Sudan and Israel. Egypt has a fast-growing population with an estimated population approaching 100 million. Egypt has a semi-presidential system of government, but after former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011, the parliament was dissolved, and the constitution suspended. Egypt […]

UK arms exports to Eritrea

Eritrea: Country overview The State of Eritrea is located on the Horn of Africa, bordering Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti, with Asmara as its capital. Eritrea has a population of around 6 million and is estimated to be one of Africa’s poorest countries. Since Eritrea gained independence in 1993, President Isaias Afweki has governed the country with […]

UK arms exports to Iraq

Iraq: Country overview The Republic of Iraq, with its capital of Baghdad, borders Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria. The estimated populated is around 37 million with majority adhering to Sunni, as well as Shia Islam. The current constitution defines Iraq as a democratic, federal parliamentary republic. Fuad Masum has been the country’s […]

UK arms exports to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Country overview The State of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are located in the Middle East, sharing borders with Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. Israel claims Jerusalem as its capital, while Tel Aviv functions as its economic and technological centre. Benjamin Netanyahu, from the right-wing Likud party, has been […]

UK arms exports to Libya

Libya: Country overview The oil-rich country of Libya is located in northern Africa, bordering Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Algeria, and Tunisia. The Libyan population stands at 6.4 million people. A popular uprising in 2011 led to the removal, and later murder, of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, ending his 42-year rule over the country. The opposition toppling […]