Global Militarisation Index 2014

Release date: 2014-12 PDF-Download German (4.64 MB) English (4.63 MB) Authors Jan Grebe Editors Susanne Heinke Research theme Arms production and political economy Arms transfers and arms control The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. The…

Vladimir Putin’s long—and very dangerous—game

Leon Aron | American Enterprise Institute May 01, 2014 Reuters Key points in this Outlook: Vladimir Putin is exploiting the Ukrainian revolution—specifically, by manufacturing “crises” in Crimea and eastern Ukraine and nationalist euphoria and anti-Western paranoia at home—to fashion a more repressive and increasingly unpredictable Russian dictatorship for life. With the Russian economy heading for…