Albania

Quick Facts

Area in square km 28,748
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 88 (out of 168) (2015)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 1% (2014)
Defense expenditure in dollars 132,000,000 (2015)
Per capita GDP in dollars 11,900 (2015)
Population 3,029,278 (2015)
Size of armed forces 8,000 (2016)
U.S. military personnel present 4 (2015)

Albania at a glance

Military & Police Aid $8,090,000 (2017)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $6,000,000 (2017)
Arms Sales $2,436,000 (2014)
Trainees 467 (2011)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

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Trainees

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Arms Sales

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Resources

11/18/13 | Policy Statements
Daily Press Briefing - November 15, 2013
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki provides updates on U.S. assistance to the Philippines, the release of political prisoners in Burma, ongoing relations with Iran (in light of Israeli opposition), efforts to destroy Syria's chemical weapons reserves, and a variety of minor issues in...
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11/18/13 | News
Destruction of Syrian arsenal hits snag when Albania refuses to provide disposal site
The agency in charge of destroying Syria’s chemical weapons says it is on track to eliminate the entire stockpile next year, but for one hitch: It hasn’t yet found a place to do the actual destruction.
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11/15/13 | News
Chemical Arms Monitor Debates Syrian Plan to Destroy Weapons
Norway has already refused an American request to destroy the arsenal on its soil, and opposition lawmakers in Albania registered powerful objections on Thursday to a similar entreaty from Washington, news reports said.
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