• The Military Balance

    Chapter 6: Asia

    14 February 2018.  Asia: Concerns over China; Five Power Defence Arrangements; Korean Peninsula; Regional insurgency and terrorism; Defence economics; Macroeconomics: the world’s fastest-growing region; Defence budgets and procurement: responding to latent threats; Arms industry: push on self-reliance and intra-Asian arms trade
    China: Policy developments; Organisational reform; New CMC leadership changes; Space; Expanding international presence; People’s Liberation Army; People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force; People’s Liberation Army Air Force: continuing reorganisation; People’s Liberation Army Navy; Defence economics; Reorganising the defence science and
    technology system; Implementing major projects; Defence-industry reform; Civil–military integration; Funding
    Taiwan: Bolstering defence capability; Defence economics; Defence industry

  • The Military Balance

    Editor’s Introduction

    14 February 2018.  Defence policymakers worldwide remain challenged by a complex and fractured security environment, marked by increased uncertainty in relations between states and the proliferation of advanced military capabilities. 

     

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 10: Country comparisons and defence data

    14 February 2018. 

    Selected exercises: Europe 2016-17
    Selected exercises: Russia and Eurasia 2016-17
    International comparisons of defence expenditure and military personnel

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 7: Middle East and North Africa

    14 February 2018. 

    Middle East and North Africa: Countering ISIS; The war in Syria; Yemen; Qatar crisis and regional defence; Defence economics; Economic outlook: uncertain times; Defence spending: opacity prevails; Defence procurement and industry
    Qatar: Defence policy; Armed forces; Defence and security cooperation; Operational experience; Personnel and training; Defence economics and industry

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    14 February 2018. 

    Sub-Saharan Africa: Regional approaches; Tackling the Lord’s Resistance Army; Somalia; Tackling Boko Haram; Gambia; The Sahel; Defence economics; Macroeconomic trends; Defence budgets and procurement: air-force recapitalisation
    Djibouti: Foreign basing; Military capability
    Sudan: Regime survival; Regional relations; Armed forces; Defence economics and industry
    Uganda: Regional deployments; Internal threats; Operational capability; Defence industry

  • Events

    Launch of The Military Balance 2018

    14 February 2018. 

    Wednesday 14 February 2018, 9–10am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Host:
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

  • The Military Balance

    The Military Balance 2018

    14 February 2018.  The Military Balance 2018 includes new arms orders and deliveries graphics, a wall chart focused on strategic-forces modernisation in China, Russia and the United States, and thematic texts on Chinese and Russian air-launched weapons, artificial intelligence and defence, and Russian strategic-force modernisation.

  • Expert Commentary

    New kid on the block: the PLA's global ambitions

    10 February 2018.  China’s military ambitions are approaching Europe‘s backyard. There is potential for cooperation – but over the longer term, the two sides may find their interests conflict more often than not.

  • IISS Voices

    China Global Security Tracker, August to December 2017

    07 February 2018.  New analysis of China's defense and security policy, diplomatic initiatives and military operations - as well as the domestic drivers of Beijing's expansive policies.

  • Expert Commentary

    Shifting weight of military power

    29 January 2018.  IISS Chief Executive John Chipman tells Davos great-power conflict is more likely now than at any point in last 25 years.

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