SIPRIStockholm International Peace Research Institute
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But for now, the SIPRI said the Gulf state can safely rely on its financial reserves, knowing it can afford to keep up those military investments.
7 About 5 million active, reserve and paramilitary personnel Source: adapted from SIPRI, 2011
SIPRI Researchers Shannon Kile and Phillip Patton Schell said that this year again the nuclear weapon-possessing states took little action to indicate a genuine willingness to work toward complete dismantlement of their nuclear arsenals.
SIPRI describes itself as an independent international institute that has offices in Beijing and Washington and is dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
This is the third and final major data launch prior to the release of SIPRI's world nuclear forces figures and the major findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2014 in June 2014.
In addition, it incorporates government responses to questionnaires about military expenditure sent out by SIPRI, the United Nations or the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and expert scrutinies of government budgets by members of the SIPRI Military Expenditure and Arms Production Expert Network.
Selon le SIPRI, ces pays ont investi lourdement dans les systemes de defense aerienne et les missiles.
As Mark Bromley, a Senior Researcher at SIPRI, concludes in his research , a thorough assessment is needed of how the EU Common Position on arms exports is implemented country by country.
Italy, which is one of the "sick" members of the eurozone, didn't make any radical reductions to its military spending, despite its budget problems, dropping its spending by only 7 percent, according to SIPRI data.
According to data from SIPRI, however, some European (French) weapons systems are copy- or licensed-produced in China; SIPRI also lists some European (British and German) military maritime and aircraft propulsion systems produced in China.
SIPRI estimated that if all nuclear warheads are counted--working, stockpiled, in storage and those slated to be dismounted--then there are about 17,270 nuclear weapons worldwide, excluding North Korea.
3) Of that sum SIPRI found that the USA, which increased its military spending by 81 percent since 2001, now spends 43 percent of the global total.