Military Balance 2007
The Military Balance is the Internattional Institute for Strategic Studies annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of nearly 170 countries world-wide. 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 trends and developments affecting security policy and the trade in weapons and other military equipment.
This edition includes a commentary on calculating military capability in the twenty-first century, an essay entitled 'Complex irregular warfare: the psychological component', and a review of developments in US counter-insurgency doctrine. Its comprehensive list of tables now includes the total deployment figures by country of personnel deployed on United Nations and non-UN peace support operations. There are maps showing the operational situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, details of the Israel-Hizbullah conflict, and the areas of Pakistan and the Durand Line.
The Military Balance is currently noted in the following abstracting/indexing services: CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts; PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service and Research Base Online.