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Trends in world military expenditure, 2015

From 5 April 2016 the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database includes newly released information on military expenditure in 2015. This Fact Sheet describes the global, regional and national trends in military expenditure that are revealed by the new data.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Aude Fleurant is the Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman is the Head of the SIPRI Project on Military Expenditure in the Arms and Military Expenditure Programme (currently on leave of absence).
Pieter D. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.
Siemon T. Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.