Beijing’s man in the Med
General Liu Chao, who took over as head of the NATO mission in Cyprus in January this year, is also [...]
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a North American and European defensive alliance of 28 countries. NATO members are supposed to spend 2% of their GDP on defence. NATO’s budget accounts for 70% of the world’s military expenditure, the majority of which comes from the United States.
Having successively acquired Jane’s Information Group in 2007, and the Lloyds Register of Shipping in 2009, the U.S. group I.H.S. has become a vital partner to intelligence services and civil defence agencies. Capitalising on the sum of information that it [. [...]