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May 25, 2017
Pakistan defence spend may rise 30% but its real enemies are Chinese debt trap, povertyA steeper-than-expected rise in defence spend wouldn’t be good news for a crippled economy like Pakistan, largely running on Chinese aid.
May 04, 2017
Post-Krishna Ghati, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat discusses military strategyA national military strategy and a security framework will be finalised very soon to effectively deal with security challenges facing the nation, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday.
Dec 12, 2016
India among world's top five defence spenders overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia: ReportIndia is among the world's top five defence spenders with its military budget at USD 50.7 billion, overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia, according to a new report released on Monday.
Sep 08, 2016
Donald Trump promises huge boost in defence spending, 'leaner' governmentRepublican Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to boost defence spending and deploy more active troops, fighter planes, navy ships and submarines as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he's ready to lead the world's most powerful military
Mar 15, 2016
Rethinking diplomacy: Here's an index that'll help you make sense of international relationsIf the words 'diplomacy' or 'international relations' mean anything to you, you'll want to check out the Global Diplomacy Index (GDI) published on Tuesday by Lowy Institute for International Policy
Feb 27, 2016
Australia unveils 2016 Defence White Paper: Here's what it means for the Asia-Pacific regionIf the Asia-Pacific picture wasn’t complicated enough already, Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper (see below) is likely to make matters a whole lot murkier. Aside from a proposed 84 percent increase in its defence budget over the next decade (from $23 billion in 2016-17 to around $42.4 billion by 2025-26), the white paper’s references to the South China Sea are likely to cause ripples in the region — particularly in Beijing
Feb 25, 2016
Aimed at securing Australia's future, defence spending will rise to two percent of GDPAustralia will raise defence spending to two percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) over the next seven years in a formal announcement to be made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull later this week.
Jan 14, 2015
Spat just got real: Japan unveils largest ever defence budget amid China tensionsJapan is increasingly wary of Beijing, which is seen by several countries in the region as growing aggressive in various sovereignty claims.
Jan 14, 2015
Japan approves a record $812 bn budget; on track to cut deficit in halfShinzo Abe's cabinet approved on Wednesday a record $812 billion budget for the coming fiscal year while cutting new borrowing for a third straight year in a bid to balance growth and fiscal reform.
Feb 14, 2013
Berlusconi is right, it's time to make defence commissions legalIf the default assumption is that no deal is free from bribery or commission, the defence sector is a goldmine for easy money.