After seeing comments like this from defense minister of country in BBC & Washington post I am alarmed" "A great war has arrived at our doorstep - the likes of which Europe has not seen since World War Two. Unfortunately, the losses in such a war will be measured not in the hundreds but thousands and tens of thousands."
A war can have disastrous consequences for global economy , world peace & also affect the long term relationship btn US-EU & Russia & the rest of the world . People of Ukraine may suffer most in terms of lives & millions can become displaced.
How can we solve this conflict peacefully? What can be political solutions which can be accepted by all parties involved by keeping territorial integrity & sovereignty of Ukraine intact & sucessfull trade agreement with EU as well addressing concerns of Russia ?
Time for paradigm shift in global defense spending..
While 40% of world population earns just 5% of world income..Global defense spendings are still 1.trillion $.
Why the govt.s across world can't follow you love me i love you path instead of you bomb me , i bomb you path.. why the ego of politician's so big than the national opinion.? cant we divert half of the spending to space research and poor people in the world.. If @ end of war you are going to sit on table to sort things out . why not sort them out before war & avoid killing of brave soldiers & innocent people...
World military spending dips in Protected content , first fall since Protected content
(Reuters) - Global military spending dropped in Protected content the first time in more than a decade thanks to deep cuts in the United States and Europe which made up for increases in countries such as China and Russia, a leading think-tank said on Monday.
"We are seeing what may be the beginning of a shift in the balance of world military spending from the rich Western countries to emerging regions," said Sam Perlo-Freeman, director of SIPRI's Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme.
Rank Country Spending ($ Bn.) % of GDP World share (%) Spending ($ Bn. PPP)
— World total 1,753 2.5 100 1562.3
1 United States 682.0 4.4 39 682
2 People's Republic of Chinax 166.0 2.0 9.5 249
3 Russiax 90.7 4.4 5.2 116
4 United Kingdom 60.8 2.5 3.5 57.5
5 Japan 59.3 1.0 3.4 46.0
6 France 58.9 2.3 3.4 50.7
7 Saudi Arabiay 56.7 8.9 3.2 63.9
8 India 46.1 2.5 2.6 119
9 Germanyx 45.8 1.4 2.6 42.8
10 Italyx 34.0 1.7 1.9 31.0
11 Brazil 33.1 1.5 1.9 34.4
12 South Korea 31.7 2.7 1.8 44.2
13 Australia 26.2 1.7 1.5 16.3
14 Canadax 22.5 1.3 1.3 18.3
15 Turkeyxz 18.2
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