Perilous Prospects: The Peace Process And The Arab-israeli Military Balance, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Perilous Prospects

The Peace Process And The Arab-israeli Military Balance, 1st Edition

By Anthony H Cordesman

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Nobody understands the delicate and dangerous balance of power in the Middle East better than Anthony Cordesman. In Perilous Prospects, he supplies the first account of the military and security concerns arising out of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the recent assassination of Prime Minister Rabin.Cordesman considers a number of possible

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION, 2 MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND ARMS SALES, 3 QUANTITATIVE COMPARISONS: COMPARING MILITARY FORCES BY COUNTRY, 4 THE IMPACT OF QUALITATIVE FACTORS AND THE "REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS", 5 POSSIBLE WAR FIGHTING OUTCOMES: A DYNAMIC NET ASSESSMENT. 6 CASE ONE: THE PEACE PROCESS FAILS AND A NEW "INTIFADA" TAKES PLACE, 7 CASE TWO: A SYRIAN GRAB FOR THE GOLAN, 8 CASE THREE: THE COLLAPSE OF THE PEACE PROCESS AND CONFLICT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND JORDAN, 9 CASE FOUR: A JORDANIAN-SYRIAN ALLIANCE— THE EASTERN FRONT, 10 CASE FIVE: ISLAMIC UPHEAVALEGYPTIAN CRISIS WITH ISRAEL, 11 CASE SIX: A BROAD ISLAMIC UPHEAVALEGYPT, JORDAN, AND SYRIA ARE JOINED BY OTHER ARAB STATES, 12 CASE SEVEN: LIBYAN, IRANIAN, AND IRAQI CONVENTIONAL FORCES, 13 CASE EIGHT: DETERRENCE FAILS—A MAJOR USE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, 14 ANALYTIC AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS, 15 SOURCES AND METHODS

About the Author

Anthony H. Cordesman is currently a senior fellow and codirector of the Middle East Program, and director of the Middle East Program at CSIS, a military analyst for ABC News and adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University. He has served in senior positions in the office of the secretary of defense, NATO, and the U.S. Senate.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL059000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies