Belarus Arms Trade

Issue & Policy Briefs March 14, 2011, No. 60

The events in Libya have once again put focus on Belarus as an arms exporter. According to the Congressional Research Service, Belarus has sold or delivered weapons worth an estimated US$1.1 billion during in 1999-2006. A significant number of these sales went to state-sponsored terrorism, extremist groups or states involved in conflict. Belarus is also one of the top arms exporters to rogue states.