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.
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.
‘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