giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com December 11, 2018


Almost half of U.S. arms exports go to the Middle East

13 March 2018, 03:48 | Darnell Patrick

Almost half of U.S. arms exports go to the Middle East

Almost half of U.S. arms exports go to the Middle East

The largest exporters of arms are the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China (they provided 74% of total world export of arms for the last 5 years).

In the same period, India's imports increased by 24% between 2008-12 and 2013-17.

The U.S. continues to dominate arms exports, and it has accounted for 34 percent of total arms exports over the past five years.

The U.S. reportedly supplied weapons to some 98 states with 49 percent of sales going toward the Middle East, where American weapons have ended up in the hands of countries charged with human rights abuses and militant groups labeled terrorist organizations accused of destabilizing the region.

Tensions between China and Japan in the East China Sea also saw Japan moving closer to the USA, the report said.

Pakistan's arms imports fell by 36% from 2008-'12 to 2013-'17.

The Middle East region accounted for 32 percent of global arms imports over the past five years, with Egypt and Saudi Arabia occupying the third and second positions, respectively, in the table of largest arms importers globally.

Its latest report, titled "Asia and the Middle East lead rising trend in arms imports, US exports grow significantly", highlights the most important trends in the current global arms industry.

The flow of arms increased to Asia, while there was a decrease in the flow to Africa, the Americas and Europe between 2008 and 2012 and 2013-17.

Why Entrepreneurs Carry Business Cards
You will have to wait for them to visit your website or store later and this can mean they’ve already forgotten about you. If you succeed in creating a memorable business card, you don’t just connect deeper with the person you gave the card to.


China says trade war with US will bring disaster to global economy
China's trade surplus with the United States grew 13 percent year on year to 1.87 trillion yuan last year, official data showed. Trump signed orders for stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum and indicated more actions are potentially on the way.


Study finds that people are more loyal to Android than iOS
Users have the option to use and open the Google lens app with their Google photos app. "That's the Leaning Tower of Pisa". This includes things like a description of the place, or its opening hours, thereby saving you a Google search.


The SIPRI report has also brought to light India's shifting preference for the United States, who is the leader in arms exports worldwide, holding a share of 34%.

India was the world's largest importer of major arms in 2013-17 and accounted for 12 percent of the global total.

'The tensions between India, on the one side, and Pakistan and China, on the other, are fuelling India's growing demand for major weapons, which it remains unable to produce itself, ' said Siemon Wezeman, Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.

In 2017 it delivered one patrol ship, the USS Morgenthau, to Vietnam - the first major United States arms transfer to that country. A majority of these weapons have been procured by countries in India's neighbourhood.

The Communist nation's arms imports fell by 19% between 2008 and 2012 and 2013-17.

Military expert Collin Koh, from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, said higher value military items like warships and fighter jets were the major reason for the rise in China's arms exports.

Notably, Algeria accounted for 52 percent of all African imports over the last five years. The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database contains information on all worldwide transfers of major weapons, since 1950.

The SIPRI report notes deteriorating ties between the USA and Pakistan, stemming from the perception that Islamabad is not doing enough to combat terrorism in Afghanistan.

SIPRI, an independent institute, monitors arms deliveries by volume over periods of five years in order to iron out short-term fluctuations.



Other News

Trending Now

Stormy Daniels offers to pay back hush money
The injunction may seek to silence Daniels by citing the nondisclosure agreement - although CBS is not party to it. Cohen, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the letter , nor did Cohen's attorney.

Williams sisters to meet at Indian Wells after Serena outlasts Kiki Bertens
Bertens won just 55 percent of her service points, and Williams managed to convert five of her nine break-point opportunities. Elsewhere on Saturday, fourth seeded Elina Svitolina defeated Germany's Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-3.

Kylie Jenner shares details of her pregnancy in Twitter Q+A
She added that Stormi hasn't laughed yet but is smiling a lot at the moment, and she can't get over her baby's "little toes". She couldn't seem to remember which of her sisters she told she was pregnant first, noting, "I think it was Khloe! ".

Myanmar: UN expert calls for accountability over violence
Meanwhile, Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a repatriation deal, though it has not begun yet. At least three new such facilities are reportedly under construction.

Light snow possible Monday
The heaviest snow should wind down early Tuesday evening, but the Tuesday evening commute may be significantly impacted. Temperatures will then drop after the sun sets, inviting a chance for sleet and snow flurries after 3 a.m.

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka with record run chase in Nidahas Trophy
Chandimal will return for the final of the competition, should Sri Lanka - who now lead the standings - qualify. After Soumya was gone, skipper Mahmudullah (20 off 11) was out when the team was 22 runs away from the victory.

Ex-Trump campaign aide appears in court with Mueller subpoena
Nunberg first worked for one of Trump's businesses and later helped advise his presidential campaign. President Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry on March 1, 2018.

Naresh Agarwal joins BJP after SP gives RS ticket to Jaya Bachchan
However, his comments regarding Jaya Bachhan ji are improper and unacceptable", she posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter. However, his new party warned him that they did not like the comment made by him on actress Jaya Bachchan .

Elon Musk Says SpaceX's Mars Rocket Could Launch in Early 2019
Falcon Heavy is able to send object on the Earth orbit at prices by 66% lower than its #1 competitor, the Delta IV Heavy. Falcon Heavy has launched the Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and the Starman to their journey in the outer space.

Benchmark indices surge ahead of release of industrial production data
At 11.06 a.m, the Sensex was trading up 317.57 points or 0.95% at 33,624.71 with 24 components gaining. The share indices traded on a firm note with broad based gains, led by consumption-themed stocks.