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Last Updated: 25 March 2013

Press Release

The Military Balance 2013

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On the 14th March 2013, the International Institute for Strategic Studies launched The Military Balance 2013, the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 170 countries world-wide.

New Features in The Military Balance 2013: Reorganised and expanded analytical essays, new sections on trends in contemporary armed conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria, as well as trends in defence capability areas, with a focus on equipment, technological or doctrinal developments. There is also an essay on trends in defence economics and procurement, one on European defence industries, and another on Anti-Access/Area Denial.

  • Detailed analysis of regional and national defence policy and economic issues for selected states
  • Updated graphics feature on comparative defence statistics, with focus on defence economics, and major land, sea and air capability concerns
  • Tables, graphics and analysis of defence economics issues
  • Additional national capability summaries
  • Additional data on land forces: combat support and combat service support
  • New graphics and maps on defence capability issues
  • Additional data on cyber capabilities

'Because military affairs are inevitably clouded in fog, the IISS Military Balance is an essential companion for those who seek to understand.'

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, former UK Defence Secretary and Secretary-General of NATO

>View The Military Balance 2013 homepage


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