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The Military Balance 2021




ISBN 9781032012278
Published February 25, 2021 by Routledge
504 Pages

 
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Book Description

Published each year since 1959, The Military Balance is an indispensable reference to the capabilities of armed forces across the globe. It will be of interest to anyone interested in security and military issues and is regularly consulted by academia, media, armed forces, the private sector and government.

Key Elements:

1. Data on the military organisations, equipment inventories and defence budgets of 171 countries

2. Analysis of major developments affecting defence policy and procurement, and defence economics, arranged region-by-region.

3. Key trends in the land, sea and air domains, and in cyberspace

4. Selected defence procurement programmes, arranged region-by-region

5. Full-colour graphics including maps and illustrations

6. Extensive explanatory notes and references

7. The hardcopy edition is accompanied by a full-colour wall chart

Features in the 2021 edition include:

- Analytical texts on future maritime competition, battle management systems, China’s civil-military integration and fractures in the arms-control environment

- Military cyber capabilities

- Analysis of developments in defence policy, military capability and defence economics and industry for China, Egypt, Finland, Indonesia, Russia, Senegal and the United States.

- A wallchart illustrating global submarine holdings and key trends in subsurface warfare

Table of Contents

Editor’s introduction

Part One Capabilities, Trends and Economics

Domain trends

Chapter 1: Defence and military analysis

  • Thematic text one: The future of maritime competition
  • Thematic text two: Civil-military integration in China
  • Thematic text three: Battle Management Systems
  • Arms control in 2021.

 

Chapter 2 Comparative defence statistics

  • Defence budgets and expenditure
  • Aerospace domain graphic
  • Land domain graphic
  • Naval domain graphic
  • Key defence statistics

Chapter 3 North America

  • Regional trends infographics
  • United States: defence policy and economics
  • Canada: defence policy
  • Armed forces data section
  • Arms procurements and deliveries

Chapter 4 Europe

  • Regional trends infographics
  • Regional defence policy and defence economics
  • Finland: defence policy and defence economics
  • Armed forces data section
  • Arms procurements and deliveries

Chapter 5 Russia and Eurasia

  • Regional trends infographics
  • Russia: defence policy and defence economics
  • Ukraine: military modernisation
  • Armed forces data section
  • Arms procurements and deliveries

Asia

  • Regional trends infographics
  • Regional defence policy and economics
  • China: defence policy and defence economics
  • Indonesia: defence policy and economics
  • Armed forces data section
  • Arms procurements and deliveries

Chapter 7 Middle East and North Africa

  • Regional trends infographics
  • Regional defence policy and defence economics
  • Egypt: defence policy and defence economics
  • Armed forces data section
  • Arms procurements and deliveries

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Regional trends infographics
  • Regional defence policy and defence economics
  • Argentina: defence policy and defence economics
  • Armed forces data section
  • Arms procurements and deliveries

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Regional trends infographics
  • Regional defence policy and defence economics
  • Senegal: defence policy and economics
  • Armed forces data section
  • Arms procurements and deliveries

Part Two Reference

  • Explanatory notes
  • Principal land definitions; Principal naval definitions; Principal aviation definitions
  • List of abbreviations for data sections
  • International comparisons of defence expenditure and military personnel
  • Military cyber capability
  • Index of country/territory abbreviations
  • Index of countries and territories

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Biography

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is an independent centre for research, information and debate on the problems of conflict, however caused, that have, or potentially have, an important military content. The staff of the Institute is international in composition and IISS work is international in its perspective and reach. The Institute is independent and stresses rigorous fact-based research with a forward-looking policy orientation that can improve wider public understanding of international security problems and influence the development of sounder public policy, and more effective business decisions in the international arena.