Defense is big business, even in emerging economies. And Brazil is now among the world's top 10 for defense spending.
Iran may suffer from military disadvantages, but that doesn't stop it from being a major military player in the Middle East. DW breaks down Iran's military strengths and three parts of its asymmetric defense strategy.
Donald Trump spoke positively of a reportedly discordant emergency meeting with 28 other NATO countries. He suggested that allies had caved in after expressing his displeasure over low levels of defense spending.
Angela Merkel's government is stuck in an internal row over Germany's defense spending. In his new budget, Social Democat Finance Minister Olaf Scholz offered a much lower increase than the Defense Ministry had wanted.
NATO defense ministers have unveiled a new plan to bolster troop numbers, aircraft and navy vessels on the European continent. The initiative comes despite a festering trans-Atlantic trade dispute.
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