"Defense Budgets and Spending"
25 Apr 2016
Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2015
SIPRI’s analysts are justly celebrated for their statistical portraits of global military spending. In the following article, they provide a comprehensive update on who spent what last year. Overall, global military expenditures topped $1.676 trillion dollars in 2015, with the ‘usual suspects’ – the US, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia & the UK – leading the way. More on «Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2015»
21 Apr 2016
New Horizons and Internal Reforms: The Regional Implications of China's Military Posture
China may claim that it’s not preparing for future conflicts, but its growing over-the-horizon military capabilities and other large-scale defense reforms suggest otherwise. Indeed, as Elina Sinkkonen sees it, Beijing is eager to create a civilian-led command system that’s ideally suited for modern war.
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