New from Transparency International an international ranking of governments worldwide whose defence policy expenditure is at high risk from corruption. It measures lack of accountability and possibly supply of weapons from / to ISIS. Topics covered include: legislative scrutiny of defence policy and legislation of procurement. A detailed methodology is provided.
New from Rand: a database covering treaties relating to all aspects of military and defence matters. The site includes a zip file of data plus an 85 page report which analyses the content.
LGBT Military Index The first ever global ranking of countries by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members in the armed forces has just been developed by the The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). The methodology includes 19 factors and is explained in full on the website. Topics include inclusion, persecution, […]