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North Korea Threat Sparks Record Arm Sales in South Korea
December 12, 2017

North Korea Threat Sparks Record Arm Sales in South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Seoul is investing heavily in its domestic arms industry in response to the threat from Pyongyang, a recent study finds.

Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels
February 22, 2017

Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels

By Ankit Panda
Asian states accounted for 43 percent of all global arms imports between 2012 and 2016.
Asia’s Military Spending Fueled by Heightened Tensions With China
April 06, 2016

Asia’s Military Spending Fueled by Heightened Tensions With China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
World military spending on upward course, says new SIPRI study.

Report: Asian Nuclear Arsenals Continue to Expand
June 16, 2015

Report: Asian Nuclear Arsenals Continue to Expand

By Ankit Panda
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) confirms that Asia's nuclear arsenals are continuing to grow.

Report: 'China's Strategic Assertiveness' Fueling Tensions in Asia
June 16, 2015

Report: 'China's Strategic Assertiveness' Fueling Tensions in Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The 2015 SIPRI Yearbook emphasizes Beijing's critical role in aggravating tensions in East Asia.

Global Defense Spending Is Down, But Asia's Spending Is Up
April 16, 2015

Global Defense Spending Is Down, But Asia's Spending Is Up

By Ankit Panda
SIPRI's new annual estimate shows that while global defense spending dipped in 2014, Asia's continued to grow.

China Topples Germany in Arms Exports
March 16, 2015

China Topples Germany in Arms Exports

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two thirds of Chinese arms exports went to just three countries.
US Drives Down Global Defense Spending
April 15, 2014

US Drives Down Global Defense Spending

By Zachary Keck
The countries with the 15 largest military budgets in 2013 accounted for a whopping 79 percent of global defense spending.

An Asian Arms Race?
March 28, 2012

An Asian Arms Race?

The term “arms race” is overused. But China and India are spending more even as their GDP growth falls.

Why China Snubs Russia Arms
April 05, 2010

Why China Snubs Russia Arms

Chinese advances and Russian suspicion have led to a shift in the arms sales balance, says Richard Weitz. But for how long?

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