An economic imperative for defence – Dr Nitin Gupta
If economics drives politics, then it will also drive conflict.
global population is growing rapidly;
globalisation and technology growth are resulting in hyper-competition and ‘jobless growth’;
rising debt levels after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis are straining national budgets to the breaking point.
About the Author: Dr Nitin Gupta is a Defence Economist at the Australian Army Research Centre and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Coral Bell School, ANU. Prior to this, he has worked as a Senior Economist at the Australian Parliamentary Library, and as Executive Manager for the Australia's Comparative Advantage project, which delivered a major report on Australia's strategic strengths and weaknesses to the Commonwealth Science Council. During his career, Dr. Gupta's has worked in the academic, corporate, public and NGO sectors across multiple countries.
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