Silah Report

is creating Small Arms research from the Middle East and Central Asia

7

patrons

$120

per month
Silah Report is a non-commercial research project exploring contemporary and historical small arms & light weapons in the Middle East, North African (MENA), and Central Asian regions. Silah is the Turkish word for ‘weapon’, coming from the Arabic and Farsi, “سلاح”. We are committed to investigating the stories of these weapons. Unfortunately, very little is known about the often-convoluted histories of small arms manufacture, trade, and use within the Middle East, North African, and Central Asian regions. However, modern communications and collaboration tools have allowed us to pull together a network of passionate researchers, analysts, and historians. We believe in the value of on-the-ground observations, working with indigenous experts, and understanding the languages of the region. Every good story deserves to be told, and there is much yet to learn from these regions. We need your help to cast light on these mysteries.
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month

Follow along with our podcast with access to Patreon-only updates sharing the media discussed in the podcast.


Subscription to our newsletter.


Support high-quality research into a niche topic.

Backer
$5 or more per month

Invitation to our Staff Discord!


Submit questions for our podcast. We will pick a few each episode to answer.


All of the perks from the Supporter level.

Insider
$15 or more per month

20% discount off Silah Shop merchandise.


Patreon-exclusive Velcro patch.


All of the perks from lower tiers.


Researcher
$25 or more per month

Access to the ‘Research’ section of our regional SALW database (subject to verification; see website for terms).


All of the perks from lower tiers.

Khan
$50 or more per month

Custom Silah Report patch for Khans only.


Special Khans-only digital events.


All of the perks from lower tiers.

Goals
$120 of $1,200 per month
At this level, we will be able to establish and sustain a commitment to producing high-quality material several times every week, supplemented by our podcast and newsletter. This figure will allow us to compensate our authors for their research; employ a professional editor to maintain our high standards for substance and style, and employ an open-source collections specialist to supplement our researchers’ work with a variety of fresh online data. All this means more, higher quality content for you, our supporters.
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Silah Report is a non-commercial research project exploring contemporary and historical small arms & light weapons in the Middle East, North African (MENA), and Central Asian regions. Silah is the Turkish word for ‘weapon’, coming from the Arabic and Farsi, “سلاح”. We are committed to investigating the stories of these weapons. Unfortunately, very little is known about the often-convoluted histories of small arms manufacture, trade, and use within the Middle East, North African, and Central Asian regions. However, modern communications and collaboration tools have allowed us to pull together a network of passionate researchers, analysts, and historians. We believe in the value of on-the-ground observations, working with indigenous experts, and understanding the languages of the region. Every good story deserves to be told, and there is much yet to learn from these regions. We need your help to cast light on these mysteries.

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month

Follow along with our podcast with access to Patreon-only updates sharing the media discussed in the podcast.


Subscription to our newsletter.


Support high-quality research into a niche topic.

Backer
$5 or more per month

Invitation to our Staff Discord!


Submit questions for our podcast. We will pick a few each episode to answer.


All of the perks from the Supporter level.

Insider
$15 or more per month

20% discount off Silah Shop merchandise.


Patreon-exclusive Velcro patch.


All of the perks from lower tiers.


Researcher
$25 or more per month

Access to the ‘Research’ section of our regional SALW database (subject to verification; see website for terms).


All of the perks from lower tiers.

Khan
$50 or more per month

Custom Silah Report patch for Khans only.


Special Khans-only digital events.


All of the perks from lower tiers.