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Arms sales worldwide up nearly 5%, says new report

Dec 09, 2019 - 8:31 AM

The turnover of the 100 biggest arms manufacturers comes to $420 billion, thanks in large part to the US market, says the report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

[ANALYSIS] Philippine defense spending in 2018: What data tells us

Jul 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Philippines has to be smart about improving its security beyond defense budgets and military acquisitions and allocations

Global leaders, or grassroots campaigners? Nobel Peace Prize 2018 wide open

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

(UPDATED) This year, a total of 331 individuals and organizations are nominated for the prestigious peace award

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. File photo by Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Global arms trade highest since Cold War – study

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Between 2012 2016 arms imports in terms of volume by countries in Asia and Oceania accounted for 43 of global imports a 7 7 rise compared to 2007 2011

In this file photo, a convention attendee looks at rifles displayed at the Rock River Arms booth at the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Nuclear weapons states upgrade warheads despite disarmament

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:45 AM

Between 2010 and 2015 the number of warheads fell from 22 600 to 15 850

In this file photo, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussein and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (bottom - L) watch as a Pakistani developed Shaheen II missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads passes during a Republic Day Parade in Islamabad, Pakistan, 23 March 2015. T Mughal/EPA

The Philippines should spend more on defense

May 09, 2015 - 8:43 AM

In terms of per capita defense spending the Philippines at 32 9 million is the third lowest in ASEAN in 2014 ahead only of Cambodia and Indonesia

China becomes world's number 3 arms exporter – study

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:16 AM

The volume of the multi billion dollar world arms trade rose 16 during the period 2010 to 2014 over the previous 5 years the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers patrol the area surrounding the media center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Week at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China, 07 November 2014. Narendra Shrestha/EPA