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Venture Capital Fuels U.S. Military Support for Israel, Egypt, and Saudis

9. January 2024

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Dr. Shana Marshall is the Associate Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University in D.C. She highlights a crucial element of financing the military and defense technology sector by venture capitalist and private equity firms with dubious financial and political interests. She explains how the business models of these firms shape the sort of weaponry produced in the U.S., such as an increase in drones and AI-powered systems and the “attritable” form of warfare that is waged as a result. Furthermore, she argues that U.S. policy in the Middle East and American support for authoritarian regimes has had dire consequences for the people in the region.

This video was produced by the Analysis-news and published on their YouTube channel on the 8th of December, 2023.

VIDEO: Venture Capital Fuels U.S. Military Support for Israel, Egypt, and Saudis

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Shana Marshall is Associate Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and Assistant Research Professor at the George Washington University. Her dissertation, “The New Politics of Patronage: The Arms Trade and Clientelism in the Arab World” examined how Middle East governments use arms sales agreements to channel financial resources and economic privileges to pro-regime elites. Prior to GW, Dr. Marshall was a fellow at The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Her current research focuses on patterns of military entrepreneurship in Egypt, Jordan, and the UAE.

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