1st Edition

The Middle East Military Balance 19891990

By Joseph Alpher, Zeev Eytan, Dov Tamari Copyright 1991

    Now in its seventh year, this annual review provides a detailed database on military forces and strategic developments in the Middle East. It offers statistics on populations, resources and military infrastructures, on armed forces and the military capacity of each state in the region, and on the Palestinian Liberation Organization. This year's volume contains essays on the activities of major armies in the Middle East, as well as in-depth analyses of fundamental strategic trends of particular relevance during the 1990s.

    Part 1 Strategic developments in the Middle East: strategic challenges for Israel in the 1990s; the Intifada; the peace process; inter-Arab issues; Shi'ite and Palestinian terrorism. Part 2 Military balances: war aims of Middle East states; expeditionary forces and arms depots in Middle East wars, past and future; the Syrian strategic parity concept; major military industrial efforts; helicopters on the Middle East battlefield. Part 3 Major military forces; Egypt; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Morocco; Saudi Arabia; Syria. Part 4 Regional military forces: Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Morocco; Oman; the Palestinians; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; South Yemen; Sudan; Syria; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen.


    Joseph Alpher, Zeev Eytan