Edward Levitzky's scientific contributions

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Russia views its military exports as a major tool for achieving its national security interests, particularly, in the East Asia and the Middle East. The arms trade is an integral part of its image as a world power, a critical part of its relationship with other states in Asia, a central element in its defense and security agreements, and an essenti...


... The Russian government deliberately got into sporadic agreements with unrelated enterprises to sell military goods. According to Blank, Moscow's involvement in selling weapons was primarily motivated by political considerations rather than commercial ones (Blank & Levitzky, 2015). However, Blank also argued that Russia's aggressive pursuit of weapons importers was irrational since they sold guns to absolutely everyone at fire sale rates, including Russia's geopolitical friends and these partners' direct security adversaries. ...