Useful article with good graphics on defence spending in Europe, setting this out by region and by country. After the United States, Europe largest in terms of military spending.
US President Donald Trump is seeking to boost defence spending by 10% in his proposed budget plan for 2018.
The blueprint will increase defence spending by $54bn (£43bn) but seeks to recoup that sum through deep cuts elsewhere, including to foreign aid.
Mr Trump’s plan leaves large welfare programmes untouched, despite Republican calls for reform. Read more
The Stockholm International Peace Resarch Institute report an increase in arms transfers driven by demand in the Middle East and Asia. The flow of arms increased to Asia and Oceania and the Middle East between 2007–11 and 2012–16, while there was a decrease in the flow to Europe, the Americas and Africa. The
five biggest exporters—the United States, Russia, China, France and Germany—together accounted for 74 per cent of the total volume of arms exports.
Here you can see some of the partners in the global GCOMS network…
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