World military spending falls, but China and Russia’s spending rises

  • Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Filed: 15 April 2013

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5% in real terms since 2011. The fall – the first since 1998 – was driven by major spending cuts in the United States and Western and Central Europe, as well as in Australia, Canada and Japan. Read more

21 speeches that shaped our world: The people and ideas that changed the way we think

  • Author: Chris Abbott
  • Published: 7 June 2012
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In this thought-provoking book, Open Briefing’s Executive Director, Chris Abbott, takes a close look at 21 key speeches that have shaped the world today … Read more