1st Edition

The Military Balance 2009

Edited By IISS Copyright 2009
    488 Pages
    by Routledge

    488 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Military Balance is The International Institute for Strategic Studies’ annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 170 countries worldwide. It is an essential resource for those involved in security policymaking, analysis and research.

    The book is a region-by-region analysis of the major military and economic developments affecting defence and security policies, and the trade in weapons and other military equipment. Comprehensive tables detail major military training activities, UN and non-UN deployments, and give data on key equipment holdings and defence-expenditure trends over a ten year period.

    Key Features:

    Region-by-region analysis: major military issues affecting each region, changes in defence economics, weapons and other military equipment holdings and the trade in weapons and military equipment

    Comprehensive tables: key data on weapons and defence economics, such as comparisons of international defence expenditure and military manpower

    Analysis: significant military and economic developments

    Wallchart: detailed world map that shows current areas of conflict, with explanatory tables.

    This new edition of The Military Balance provides a unique compilation of data and information enabling the reader to access all required information from one single publication.

    Indexes of Tables and Maps, Editor’s Foreword, Preface, Explanatory Notes, Part One: Capabilities, Trends and Economics, Chapter 1. North America, Chapter 2. Caribbean and Latin America, Chapter 3. Europe, Chapter 4. Russia, Chapter 5. Middle East and North Africa, Chapter 6. Sub-Saharan Africa, Chapter 7. Central and South Asia, Chapter 8. East Asia and Australasia, Chapter 9. Country comparisons – commitments, force levels and economics, Chapter 10. Current trends in Asia-Pacific defence industries, Chapter 11. UN Peacekeeping at 60, Chapter 12. Selected Trends in Non-State Activity 2007–2008, Part Two: Non-State Groups and Affiliates, Selected Non-State Groups and Affiliates, Part Three: Reference, Designations of Aircraft, List of Abbreviations for Data Sections, Index of Countries and Territories, Index of Country/Territory Abbreviations



    ‘The Military Balance is the unique and vital resource on which informed public debate of the world's armed forces is founded.’- William S. Cohen, former U.S. Secretary of Defense