Global defense trade reached a record breaking $65 billion in 2015. IHS forecasts that the market will increase further to $69 billion in 2016. The Middle East was the largest importing region, with $21.6 billion in deliveries of defense equipment.
Brexit will open the floodgates for other anti-European forces within the Union. Indeed, no sooner was the referendum’s outcome announced than France’s National Front issued a call for “Frexit,” while Dutch populist Geert Wilders promoted “Nexit.”
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made gender inclusivity a priority. After coming to power last year, he appointed an equal number of men and women to his team of ministers. And as a result, Canada has the world’s first gender-balanced cabinet.