Global military spending at highest since World War II

Representatives from SIPRI and UNODA meet to discuss "World Military Spending: Trends and Implications" at UN headquarters in New York. Photo by Janie Cangelosi

Global military spending is the highest it's been since World War II, despite military spending cuts in the United States and Western Europe.

That's according to Aude Fleurant, an expert at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The growth in spending is being driven largely by countries in Asia.

Ms Fleurant spoke about SIPRI's research at a recent UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) meeting at UN headquarters in New York.

Janie Cangelosi asked her about worldwide trends in arms expenditure.

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