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Are Nuclear Weapons Gaining New Salience in National Security Strategies?  

Are Nuclear Weapons Gaining New Salience in National Security Strategies?  

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Nuclear states are clearly planning for the long-term future of their nuclear capabilities.

North Korea Threat Sparks Record Arm Sales in South Korea

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

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

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

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.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

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

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

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two thirds of Chinese arms exports went to just three countries.

US Drives Down Global Defense Spending

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?

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

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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