Don't Condition Military Aid to Reckless Clients. Just Cut It Off
The answer here is to halt all military aid to these governments.
Aslı Bâli has written an excellent article on why conditioning military aid doesn’t work to rein in client abuses:
In this context, any conditionality attached to this military aid serves as a kind of smoke and mirrors strategy to obscure the degree of American complicity in facilitating human rights violations worldwide. U.S. arms go to countries that a…