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    The Military Balance 2016: US Launch

    01 March 2016. 

    IISS-US Book Launch
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance and Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Berry, OBE, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS
    Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 1 March 2016, 10-11am EST

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    The Military Balance 2016: Key findings and interactive discussion

    23 February 2016. 

    Webinar
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance and Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Tuesday 23 February 2016, 3pm GMT

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 6: Asia

    09 February 2016.  South China Sea; Northeast Asia; Southeast Asia; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Regional defence spending; Regional defence procurement; Maritime-procurement trends; Aerospace; Expeditionary capabilities
    Australia: Defence economics; Defence spending; Defence procurement; Defence industry; Future budgetary and procurement uncertainties
    Afghanistan
    China: Security developments; Military services; Second Artillery Force; PLA ground forces; People’s Liberation Army Air Force; People’s Liberation Army Navy; Defence economics; Major acquisitions; Challenges remain; Future technology developments
    India: Reforming India’s defence industries; India’s defence spending; Encouraging domestic private-sector involvement
    Japan: Defence-policy developments

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    Chapter 4: Europe

    09 February 2016.  Europe: NATO: towards the Warsaw Summit; Turkey takes action; EU: seeking to build a strategy; OSCE: looking to build on renewed relevance; New German defence white paper; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement; Defence industry
    France: International deployments; Defence economics; Procurement and industry
    Poland: Defence policy; Alliance relationships; Military transformation; Force modernisation; Defence economics; Defence budget; Defence industry
    United Kingdom: Armed forces; Defence review: increasing military ambition; Personnel challenges; Defence economics; Defence-budget uplift; Uncertainty over the NATO 2% target

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 10: Country comparisons - commitments, force levels and economics

    09 February 2016.  Selected Training Activity 2015
    International Comparisons of Defence Expenditure and Military Personnel
    Selected Non-State Armed Groups: Observed Equipment Holdings

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    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    09 February 2016.  External military support; Defence economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement
    South Africa: Funding and operational challenges; Foreign engagements; The SANDF; Army; Navy; Air force; Defence Review; Defence economics

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 8: Latin America and the Caribbean

    09 February 2016.  Organised crime in Central America; Changing roles and missions; Guerrilla threats continue; Cross-border issues
    Defence economics: Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement; Combat and light attack/trainer aircraft; Rotary and fixed-wing airlift; Offshore-patrol vessels and patrol boats
    Brazil
    Mexico: Outward look amid continuing internal deployments; Defence response; Force modernisation

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    Chapter 7: Middle East and North Africa

    09 February 2016.  Regional states deploy amid worsening security; Worries about Iran; Reforming Iraq’s army; The war against ISIS; ISIS in combat; The US-led coalition against ISIS; War in Syria: towards year five; Regime acknowledges personnel shortage; Other actors
    Libya
    Yemen: GCC military operations; UAE forces; GCC defence cooperation
    Regional Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement; Combat aviation, air and missile defence; Land systems and airlift; Surface vessels and coastal-patrol assets

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    Chapter 5: Russia-Eurasia

    09 February 2016.  Russia: Syria mission; New military doctrine; Personnel issues; Exercises and deployments; Armed services; Land forces; Navy; Aerospace Forces; Strategic Rocket Forces; Defence economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement and industry; State Armament Programme 2011–20; Future uncertainties; Russian acquisition reform
    Ukraine: Military expansion; force development; Bolstering the armed forces; Mobilisation and volunteers; Paramilitary forces expand; Training and weaponry

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 2: Comparative defence statistics

    09 February 2016.  Defence budgets and expenditure
    China’s defence exports to Africa: observed new deliveries by type, 2005–15
    Key defence statistics
    Western Europe: the dramatic decline in combat battalion numbers, 1990–2015
    Tactical combat aircraft: Russia’s planned and projected fleet in 2020
    Numbers of naval platforms capable of firing land-attack cruise missiles: 1989–2015

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