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Regional Studies

Extending beyond analysis of U.S. defense trends, DIIG also tracks trends in defense spending, defense policy, and defense industrial base activities in regions such as Europe and Asia.

Surges in military spending by Russia, China, and various Middle Eastern countries in recent years has augmented the defense landscape, especially as European countries in aggregate continue to spend less on defense and the United States reacts to a series of deep-striking defense budget cuts. As the global security environment grows increasingly uncertain, the size and scope of defense spending, defense capabilities, and the defense industrial bases in these regions and others deserve careful attention. Leveraging hard data and regional expertise, DIIG seeks to analyze overall defense trends across these areas and to identify opportunities for future U.S. defense cooperation with regional allies and partners.