ABU DHABI, UAE - FEBRUARY 23, 2015: Men talk near a new model of an armored vehicle at an IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi. International business negotiations. Editorial credit: z.o.y.a / Shutterstock.com
The Middle East is a self-perpetuating cycle of conflict and arms sales

Leading arms exporters are exploiting regional hostility and sectarianism for their own geostrategic and financial agendas.