- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research

Strategic Asia by the Numbers 2008-09

This appendix consists of tables covering: economic growth, economic sectors, R&D, trade, and foreign investment; population size and growth, urbanization, and unemployment levels; politics and international relations; energy consumption; and armed forces, defense spending, conventional military developments, and WMD. The data sets presented here summarize the critical trends in the region and changes underway in the balance of power in Asia.