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Global Militarization Index 2018 Europe: Trend of an arms build-up in eastern and western countries

In the course of the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the violent conflict in eastern Ukraine, relations between NATO and Russia have deteriorated severely. This can also be observed in the GMI 2018. “The pressure exerted by the United States on European NATO countries to increase their military budgets has its first effects”, Max Mutschler and Marius Bales, the authors of the GMI 2018, comment this trend. In 25 of the 28 EU member states, there was an increase in militarization. The number of military personnel and major conventional weapons has increased considerably in many EU countries. They …read more

Source: Bonn International Center for Conversion

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