This book, first published in 1982, addresses the problem of assessing the central and regional balance of power. The collection of essays by experts on the different countries looks at the miscalculations about the military power of foreign countries which have been made in the past and the difficulties which have to be overcome today before we can reach a correct estimate of the power of other states.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Russia and the Soviet Union 1. British Views of Russia: Russian Views of Britain C.D. Bellamy 2. Estimating Soviet Military Expenditure R. Huisken 3. Western Assessment of Soviet Strength G. Jukes Part 2. The Power of the New States 4. British Estimates of Japanese Military Power, 1900-14 P.A. Towle 5. Australian Estimates of the Japanese Threat, 1905-41 D.M. Horner 6. Perception of Naval Power Between the Wars: the British Case G. Till 7. Nine Examples from Recent Indian Experience, 1962-80 R. Rikhye 8. Assessing the Arab-Israeli Military Balance K.R. Singh Part 3. 9. The Forgotten Dimensions of Strategy M.E. Howard