Feb 26, 2014

As nations demilitarise, China, Russia — and Australia — are taking up arms

Most developed nations are cutting their military spending as they tighten belts, writes freelance writer and foreign relations student David Donaldson. But China and Russia are happy to flex their military muscle -- and oddly, Australia seems to be joining them.

After a decade of growth, global military spending has fallen during the past two years and looks set to fall in 2014. But yet Australia is bucking the trend.


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