Why do we even trade with these countries? Why do they get Foreign Aid from the West?
Because we abide by the olde philosophy "keep your friends close, and your enemies closer". We give aid to countries that help us acquire resources in their territory and wage war on neighbouring countries that stand against us. It's a complex game of funding pawns in areas far away from where you are. We might support a regime one day, then decide they should be replaced the next day.
We disguise it as "humanitarian aid", but in most cases that aid doesn't really reach the people that need it...it's a sad reality