Defence and Military Analysis

Defence and Military Analysis

Changing threats to global security are forcing constant reassessment of military concepts, structures and technologies. The IISS Defence and Military Analysis Programme (DMAP) examines trends in strategies, capabilities and defence expenditure.

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The Military Balance 2014

Defence cuts continue in Western nations, Asian states develop and procure more advanced military equipment and, in the Middle East, Syria and Iran dominate security calculations. These and many other subjects, such as unmanned systems and cyber capabilities, are tackled in the latest edition, alongside details of the military inventories and organisations of 171 states.

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The US rebalance to Asia

The US Secretary of Defense used his speech at the 2012 Shangri-La Dialogue to announce that 60% of US naval forces would be based in Asia-Pacific by 2020. The IISS has since extensively researched the many angles of the shift.

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