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.

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.

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.

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