We’ve all heard the phrase, “with great power comes great responsibility.” But what happens when that power is in the form of lethal weaponry?

When the conversation turns to selling arms, it’s not just defense or geopolitics. It’s about morality, ethics, and the values we stand for. 

Countries with a track record of suppressing their people or instigating conflicts beg the question: should we, in good conscience, supply them with tools that could exacerbate their wrongdoings?

The dilemma surrounding the sale of arms to human rights violators is an issue that hits home for policymakers, industrial magnates, and everyday citizens alike. And as the lines between commerce, politics, and ethics blur, it becomes more pressing to grapple with this question head-on.