Does it surprise you to hear that?
The country that considers itself to be a “civilian power” and that is known for its reservation to send soldiers to missions abroad has doubled its arms exports over the last five years, according to a study published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Download SIPRI’s report here.
Take a look at reactions in the media:
“Germany Now World’s Third-Largest Arms Dealer” (Derek Scally in The Irish Times, 16 March 2010).
“Booming Business: Germany Now World’s Third Largest Arms Exporter” (Spiegel Online International, 15 March 2010).