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How many Weapons Switzerland exports to Countries in Conflict


A research intensive overview of the increase in weapon exports from Switzerland. Our work revealed what kind of weapons Switzerland is shipping and where they are going.
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Visualized in collaboration with Marie-José Kolly. Research, analysis and writing by Marie-José Kolly, Michael Surber, Andreas Rüesch, Daniel Steinvorth, Andres Wysling, and Patrick Zoll.

Read the article in German here, where you will also find the extensive methodology in detail. 



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Switzerland exports weapons into these countries while their governments are engaged in conflicts

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The top 10 countries where Switzerland ships weaponry to, by export volume and number of consecutive years. 
We used this list as a basis for how we chose which countries to do a deeper dive into.




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Export volume of weapons from Switzerland per country compared with number and length of conflicts a country is engaged in.

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Each dark bar shows the total amount of weaponry imported into a country from Switzerland. Each thin salmon-colored bar represents a conflict in which the country is/has been engaged in. 


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Each country with labeled conflicts and conclusive annotations.  


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For several countries, we also show a breakdown of the types of weapons delivered from Switzerland per year. 


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The article was also adapted for the print edition.  

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