One guy I know who works in various sandboxes where annoyed locals tend to dislike Americans for some unfathomable reasons is always armed over there. Apparently the agencies have learned that people at least want the option of shooting back.
(We can strip mine the rest later.)
Mrs H's ex-before-me went out to Qatar for a few years and earned a shedload. He's an Irish Catholic though and so more in-tune with repressive theocracies. You can't inspire people with facts- Small Gods