Military spending is on the rise globally. This year it passed $2 trillion for the first time. And it’s not just about America, or the conflict in Ukraine. Increased spending on weapons is happening across the world in countries like China, Iran and Nigeria. This has led to criticism that governments are taking money that could be used to deal with climate change, to wage war instead, and the richest nations are the ones selling the weapons. So is the global arms trade making the climate crisis worse? Guests: Nick Buxton Researcher at Transnational Institute Pieter Wezeman Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it’s about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.