This annual reference provides a statistical study of military trends in the Middle East and a collection of essays analyzing the details and strategic significance of events in the region. The ninth annual review of the military forces and capacity of each state in the Middle East.
Part 1: main strategic trends, Shlomo Gazit; the regional arena, Ephraim Kam; the peace process, Joseph Alpher; US-Israel strategic cooperation, Dore Gold; the US and Gulf security, D. Gold; arresting ME weapons proliferation, Shai Feldman; the Palestinian struggle, David Tal. Part 2: Middle East armed forces - Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Amos Gilboa. Part 3/4: the armies and defense establishments of 19 ME states and the Palestinians, Zeev Eytan.