The ten countries that have the highest levels of militarization
Wednesday, 05 December, 2018, 10:10
The ten countries that have the highest levels of militarization are Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Cyprus, South Korea, Russia, Greece, Jordan, Brunei and Belarus. These countries allocate particularly high levels of resources to the military in comparison to other areas of society. The same countries occupy the top positions in the GMI ranking as last year with one exception: Kuwait is in position 11, while Belarus now occupies position 10. Russia is now in position 6 of the global GMI ranking (position 4 previous year). This is due in particular to the reduction in its military spending. For some other countries, however, we have no reliable data with which we could analyze the distribution of resources between the military and society as a whole. Yet, based on previous surveys, it must be assumed that some countries—in particular Syria, North Korea and Eritrea—have a very high level of militarization.