Post Tagged with: "Forecast"

China Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

China Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

China faced two potentially serious internal challenges to its stability in early 2012. A village uprising in Wukan, Guangdong, turned into an unplanned democracy experiment, as the central government uncharacteristically responded to local grievances by allowing the villagers to hold […]


Turkey Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Turkey Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Turkey continues to face security challenges both at home and abroad; a trend which looks set to persist throughout 2012. Turkish security forces are continuing their armed campaign to bring the armed rebellion by the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) to […]


Pakistan Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Pakistan Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Political turmoil, fragile security and tense relations with both Afghanistan and the United States meant that early 2012 was as unsettled for Pakistan as the long succession destabilising months that came before. While a stand-off between the civilian government and […]


Indonesia Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Indonesia Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

In an announcement that could have far-reaching implications for South East Asia’s strategic landscape, Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro signalled in January 2012 that the Indonesian military was poised to embark on a major procurement drive. For the last decade, Purnomo […]


United States Defence and Security Report Q1 2012

United States Defence and Security Report Q1 2012

As 2011 unfolded, the US defence industry became increasingly disturbed at the scope of spending cuts that could have a significant impact on the sector. As much as US$1.1trn could be squeezed out of US defence spending over the next […]


Venezuela Defence and Security Report 2012

Venezuela Defence and Security Report 2012

Venezuela’s relationship with Russia under President Hugo Chávez’s regime again proved to be a fruitful one for the country’s defence industry in late 2011. Venezuela’s defence expenditure will receive a major boost from a US$4bn loan secured from Russia in […]


Mexico Defence and Security Report 2012

Mexico Defence and Security Report 2012

Mexico’s defence and security sector was teetering on the edge of a potential overhaul in late 2011, with the nature of defence spending again mostly influenced by the country’s seemingly indelible drug cartel and organised crime activity. After a steady […]


Colombia Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Colombia Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

Leftist parties did well in Colombia’s latest round of regional elections held in late-October 2011. These were the first polls since the election of President Juan Manuel Santos, who is on the centre-right of the Colombian political spectrum. The lead-up […]


Canada Defence and Security Report Q1 2012

Canada Defence and Security Report Q1 2012

BMI estimates that Canada’s defence spending totaled US$20.89bn in 2010, or US$614 per capita. Overall, this was an 8.6% increase on 2009, although in constant price terms it was a rise of 6.7%, and, in Canadian dollar terms, a fall […]


 
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