Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Global Arms Trade in One Image

I quote from Know More on The Washington Post WonkBlog:
Natalia Bronshtein, a professor and consultant who runs the blog Insightful Interaction, used data from the Siri Arms Transfer Database to map all major transfers of conventional weapons in 2013. Russia is the largest player, exporting $8.23 billion in arms that year, while the U.S. follows behind with $5.99 billion. China is a distant third, exporting $1.83 billion in 2013. You can view the interactive, which lets you hover over a country connection to see the details, here. Republished courtesy of Natalia Bronshtein.
 Basically, Russia, the USA and to a lesser extent supply arms to the world. 

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