Pieter Wezeman, a senior researcher with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, discusses the organization's recent report on the increase in global military spending.
The U.S. devoted $649B to military spending in 2018 according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research at the Brookings Institution, shares his thoughts on what the military spending numbers mean for international rivalries and relationships.
Interns David Lazzam and William Lloyd and research analyst Antalya Popatia of the NATO Association of Canada offer their views on global military spending.
Vasily Kashin, senior fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, comments on the deepening relationship between China and Russia and what it might mean for the West.
6 of the 10 countries that spend the most as a percentage of their GDP are in the Middle East.