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Title

Strange bedfellows in the arms trade: Polish intelligence, Monzer al-Kassar and the Iran-Contra affair

Authors

[ 1 ] Instytut Teorii Bezpieczeństwa, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication

2022

Published in

Intelligence and National Security

Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: Article in press

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • Arms trade
  • Iran
  • Military intelligence
  • Nicaragua
  • Poland
  • Transport
  • United States of America
  • Weapons
PL
  • Administracja rządowa
  • Broń
  • Handel bronią
  • Iran
  • Nikaragua
  • Stany Zjednoczone (USA)
  • Polska
  • Transport
  • Wywiad wojskowy
Abstract

EN The exposure of the Iran-Contra Affair in November 1986 revealed an illegal scheme to sell arms to Iran involving senior officials in the Reagan administration. The profits from the sales were used to support the Contra guerrillas in Nicaragua, to whom the CIA was supplying arms manufactured in the Soviet Bloc. The aim of this article is to examine the behind-the-scenes role played by Polish intelligence services in the arms shipments to Iran and Nicaragua and to shed light on those services’ ties with Monzer al-Kassar, one of the 1980s’ most important arms merchants.

Date of online publication

08.03.2022

Pages (from - to)

1 - 24

DOI

10.1080/02684527.2022.2044592

URL

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02684527.2022.2044592

Comments

Biblliografia, netografia na stronach 23-24. Publikacja będąca na zasadach tzw. Early Access, o statusie artykułu: Article in press.

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Release date

08.03.2022

Points of MNiSW / journal

70.0

Impact Factor

0.959 [List 2021]