AEP 67: Haiti Arms Trade and The US State Department

The Haiti Arms Trade and the US State Department, with Kira Paulemon from CEPR

I’m joined by Kira Paulemon of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (, co-author with Jake Johnston of a recent report about a State Department contract to a politically-connected firm in Haiti. We talk about the contract, the two years of demonstrations in Haiti, the current president’s rule by decree, contrasts with the US attitude towards earlier Haitian presidents, and talk a little bit about how CEPR approaches its research.

Author: Justin Podur

Author of Siegebreakers. Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction.