Defence partnerships that act as force multipliers of autonomous military capability; measured through assessments of alliances, regional defence diplomacy and arms transfers.
Defence networks is calculated using a weighted average of scores across 3 sub-measures and 14 indicators.
In 2023, most scores for the top 10 countries are trending downward for defence networks. The United States has the highest score (84.6), followed by Australia (63.0) and Japan (45.2). The United States has gained the most points (+1.2), while Australia has lost the most points (−4.6).
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Regional alliance network
Number, depth and combined strength of defence alliances in the regionView all submeasure scores
Regional defence diplomacy
Diversity and depth of defence diplomacy in the regionView all submeasure scores
Global defence partnerships
Arms trade patterns indicative of global security partnerships and collaboration across defence industriesView all submeasure scores