The Military Balance 2013

The Military Balance 2013 is the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries world-wide. New features of the 2013 edition include; reorganised and expanded analytical essays.

Author: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000673784

Category: Political Science

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The Military Balance 2013 is the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries world-wide. New features of the 2013 edition include; 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 and additional data on cyber capabilities.
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The Military Balance 2013

The Military Balance is The International Institute for Strategic Studies' annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries worldwide.

Author: International Institute of Strategic Studies

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ISBN: 1857436806

Category: Political Science

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The military balance is a comprehensive and independent assessment of global military capabilities and defence economics. It is also a reference work on developments in global military and security affairs.
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The Military Balance 2013

Author: International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

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ISBN: OCLC:987410020

Category: Africa, North

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The Military Balance 2013

n.a. Table 3 US National Defense Budget Function ' and Other Selected Budgets 1992 , 2003-2013 ( US $ bn ) National Defense Department Atomic Department Veterans Total Total Federal Budget Function of Defense Energy of Administration ...

Author: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000658064

Category: Political Science

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The Military Balance 2013 is the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries world-wide. New features of the 2013 edition include; 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 and additional data on cyber capabilities.
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The Changing Military Balance in the Koreas and Northeast Asia

250 Ibid. 251 IISS, “North Korea,” The Military Balance 2014, February 3. 2014. 252 John Reed, “What do North Korea's air defenses look like?” Foreign Policy – Situation Report, April 1, 2013. 253 John A. Grisafi, “Analysis: N. Korean ...

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442241114

Category: Political Science

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This new volume, up to date through Spring 2015, provides a detailed examination of the military forces in Northeast Asia—North and South Korea, China, Russia, Japan, and the United States—setting those forces in the larger geostrategic context.
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The Gulf Military Balance

Artillery, aviation, engineer, missile, and other combat support forces Source: Adapted from the IISS, Military Balance, 2013. Iranian Army exercises also show it has learned lessons from the American campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442227927

Category: Political Science

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The United States faces major challenges in dealing with Iran, the threat of terrorism, and the tide of political instability in the Arabian Peninsula. The presence of some of the world’s largest reserves of oil and natural gas, vital shipping lanes, and Shia populations throughout the region have made the peninsula the focal point of US and Iranian strategic competition.
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The Arms Race in Asia

103 'China is Fifth-Largest Arms Exporter', The Guardian, 18 March 2013. <http:// www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/18/china-fifth-largest-arms-exporter> (accessed 7 April 2013). 104 The Military Balance 2013, pp. 288–9.

Author: Andrew T.H. Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134713042

Category: History

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This book is the first systematic examination of the emerging arms race in Asia. The global trade in arms is to a large degree underpinned by the strong demand for arms in Asia and the Middle East, the two largest arms export markets in the world. Of these two regions Asia has become particularly significant, led by the emergence of China and India as major powers. It is therefore not surprising that the rapid military modernisation in Asia, accompanied by significant increases in the size and sophistication of armed forces, has generated attention as to its trends, key characteristics, causes and implications. This phenomenon, which has become evident since the end of the Cold War, has also been widely described as an Asian 'arms race'. This book evaluates the key conceptual ideas which can shed light on this phenomenon, as well as examining the complex mix of internal, external and technological factors that have led to its emergence. The volume explores the way in which the arms race is leading ultimately to three distinctive blocs in the emerging geostrategic landscape: a loose bloc of US allies in the region; a counter-bloc of potential US adversaries; and a neutral bloc of states with industrial age armed forces whose allegiances will vary according to circumstances and geostrategic developments. The Arms Race in Asia concludes that if the emerging arms race is left unchecked, it is likely that Asia will increasingly become a region of instability, marked by conflicts and interstate wars. The book will be of great interest to students of Asian politics, strategic studies, defence studies, security studies and IR in general.
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China s Incomplete Military Transformation

The Diversified Employment of China's Armed Forces, Beijing, 2013. International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 1990—1991, London: Brassey's, 1990. ———, The Military Balance 1991–1992, London: Brassey's, 1991.

Author: Michael S. Chase

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833088307

Category: History

Page: 200

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Through extensive primary source analysis and independent analysis, this report seeks to answer a number of important questions regarding the state of China’s armed forces. The authors found that the PLA is keenly aware of its many weaknesses and is vigorously striving to correct them. Although it is only natural to focus on the PLA’s growing capabilities, understanding the PLA’s weaknesses—and its self-assessments—is no less important.
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China s Military Power

“Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship Flight 0,” Jane's Fighting Ships, April 10, 2013. Information Office of the State Council of the People's ... International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The Military Balance 1978/1979.

Author: Roger Cliff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107103542

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This book provides a comprehensive assessment of China's military capabilities in 2000 and 2010, with projections for 2020. Recognizing that military power encompasses more than weaponry, it develops an original empirical framework for measuring militaries that also includes doctrine, training, and organizational structure.
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A Guide to Intra state Wars

Salmoni et al., 2010; The Military Balance, 2008. Arrabyee, 2009. Other sources used to code this war include Al Jazeera, 2007; Project Ploughshares, 2008. US Department of Defense, 2013. Iraq Body Count, 2013; Iraq Body Count, 2010; ...

Author: Jeffrey S. Dixon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780872897755

Category: History

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This title describes how civil war is defined and categorized and presents data and descriptions for nearly 300 civil wars waged from 1816 to the present. Analyzing trends over time and regions, this work is the definitive source for understanding the phenomenon of civil war.
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The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia

The DoD report on Chinese military power for 2012 noted that,344 The PLA Navy primarily focuses on improving anti-air ... Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the 369 IISS, Military Balance 2013, p.

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442225169

Category: Political Science

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The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia describes the strategy, force deployments, and the military balance in potential current and future scenarios involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the United States.
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Security and Conflict in East Asia

Commission, 13 June 2013, www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/China%27s%20Military%20UAV%20Industry_14%20June%202013.pdf. International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), The Military Balance 1990–91, London, IISS, 1990, ...

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317912408

Category: Reference

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Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and comprehensive analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula and in the People’s Republic of China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these tensions more effectively, and is a vital resource to those seeking a clearer understanding of conflict in the most pivotal region in the world. In the context of increasingly tense China-US strategic rivalry, the ever-present potential for conflict on the Korean peninsula and over Taiwan, the absence of effective regional institutions and regimes, the emerging arms race in the region, the rise in nationalism and the absence of crisis management mechanisms, there are many good reasons why the high potential exists for miscalculation and misperception sparking a regional conflict. Given the presence of nuclear-armed powers in East Asia, namely, China, North Korea and the USA, it is also possible that any regional conflict could escalate into a nuclear conflict involving the world’s three largest economies: the USA, China and Japan. The security of, and any conflict in, East Asia thus has tremendous implications for global security. The Handbook is divided into four parts. The introductory section includes chapters which set the context, explain the history of international relations in East Asia and examine the phenomenon of regional arms race. The second section is made up of a series of chapters focusing on China, examining China’s military modernization, its relationship with the USA and the various territorial disputes in which it has been involved. The third section focuses on Japan and North and South Korea, looking at the security challenges facing Japan and the Korean peninsula. A concluding section examines the future role of China and the USA in East Asia, as well as the prospects for managing security in the region. The contributing authors are all experts in their respective fields, and all share an abiding concern over developments in East Asia. Their contributions aim to assist in a better understanding of the issues, to suggest possible solutions, and draw attention to the need for diplomacy, confidence-building measures, crisis management mechanisms and other measures to prevent conflict. This volume will be of use to government institutions involved in foreign policy, intelligence and defence, reference libraries, universities, research institutes, and non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal to analysts, researchers, journalists, policy advisers, students, academics and the general reader. Scholarly analysis is yet to catch up and currently there are no other comprehensive works examining conflict in East Asia in the context of the current tensions.
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Chinese Strategy and Military Power in 2014

183 IISS, The Military Balance 2013 (London: Routledge, 2013), 295. 184John Arquilla and David F. Ronfeldt, In Athena's Camp: Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1997), 28.

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442240407

Category: Political Science

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This report tracks and analyzes trends in Chinese military strategy, force structure, and regional activity. Chinese perspectives on their military’s role and development are featured, as well as the views of other relevant regional actors.
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The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia

The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia describes the strategy, force deployments, and the military balance in potential current and future scenarios involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, ...

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442225183

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia describes the strategy, force deployments, and the military balance in potential current and future scenarios involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the United States.
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The Indian Ocean Region

384 International Institute for Strategic Studies, “Asia,” in The Military Balance, 2013, March 14, 2013, p. 259. 385 Ibid. 386 James Hardy, “Boeing Hands Over First P-8I Neptune to Indian Navy,” Jane's Defence Weekly, December 20, ...

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442240216

Category: Political Science

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The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the most areas of the world in human terms. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the subregions and countries in the IOR, drawing heavily on a new country risk assessment model developed by Abdullah Toukan, a senior associate with the Burke Chair at CSIS.
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Security Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century

The International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 2013, Routledge, p. ... 6, www.iiss.org/publications/military-balance/ (accessed 15 April 2013); Terry Terriff, Frans Osinga and Theo Farrell, eds, A Transformation ...

Author: Jo Inge Bekkevold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317565338

Category: History

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This edited volume explores and analyses strategic thinking, military reform and adaptation in an era of Asian growth, European austerity and US rebalancing. A significant shift in policy, strategy and military affairs is underway in both Asia and Europe, with the former gaining increasing prominence in the domain of global security. At the same time, the world’s powers are now faced with an array of diverse challenges. The resurgence of great power politics in both Europe and Asia, along with the long term threats of terrorism, piracy and sustained geopolitical instability has placed great strain on militaries and security institutions operating with constrained budgets and wary public support. The volume covers a wide range of case studies, including the transformation of China’s military in the 21st century, the internal and external challenges facing India, Russia’s military modernization program and the USA’s reassessment of its strategic interests. In doing so, the book provides the reader with the opportunity to conceptualize how strategic thinking, military reform, operational adaptation and technological integration have interacted with the challenges outlined above. With contributions by leading scholars and practitioners from Europe and Asia, this book provides a valuable contribution to the understanding of strategic and operational thinking and adjustment across the world. This book will be of much interest to students of military and strategic studies, security studies, defence studies, Asian politics, Russian politics, US foreign policy and IR in general.
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Chinese Strategy and Military Modernization in 2015

157International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 2013 (Milton Park, United Kingdom: Routledge Journals, 2013), 295. 158 John Arquilla, David F. Ronfeldt, In Athena's Camp: Preparing for Conflict in the Information ...

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442259010

Category: Political Science

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China’s emergence as a global economic superpower, and as a major regional military power in Asia and the Pacific, has had a major impact on its relations with the United States and its neighbors. China was the driving factor in the new strategy the United States announced in 2012 that called for a “rebalance” of U.S. forces to the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time, China’s actions on its borders, in the East China Sea, and in the South China Sea have shown that it is steadily expanding its geopolitical role in the Pacific and having a steadily increasing impact on the strategy and military developments in other Asian powers.
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Strategic Reassurance and Resolve

International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance, 2013,548– 53; Andrew Davies, “All Comes Down to Priorities,” The Australian, October 27– 28, 2012, p. SR 1. 31. Information Office of the State Council of the People's ...

Author: James Steinberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691168555

Category: Political Science

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After forty years of largely cooperative Sino-U.S. relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to predict a future of conflict, driven by the inevitable rivalry between an established and a rising power, and urge their leaders to prepare now for a future showdown. Others argue that the deep economic interdependence between the two countries and the many areas of shared interests will lead to more collaborative relations in the coming decades. In this book, James Steinberg and Michael O'Hanlon stake out a third, less deterministic position. They argue that there are powerful domestic and international factors, especially in the military and security realms, that could well push the bilateral relationship toward an arms race and confrontation, even though both sides will be far worse off if such a future comes to pass. They contend that this pessimistic scenario can be confidently avoided only if China and the United States adopt deliberate policies designed to address the security dilemma that besets the relationship between a rising and an established power. The authors propose a set of policy proposals to achieve a sustainable, relatively cooperative relationship between the two nations, based on the concept of providing mutual strategic reassurance in such key areas as nuclear weapons and missile defense, space and cyber operations, and military basing and deployments, while also demonstrating strategic resolve to protect vital national interests, including, in the case of the United States, its commitments to regional allies.
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China s Evolving Surface Fleet

In 2013 , the Pentagon listed fifty - five medium and large amphibious ships , consisting of three amphibious transport ... Table 3 compares the numbers found in The Military Balance from 1996 with those from various sources in 2013 .

Author: Peter Dutton

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 1935352458

Category: Navies

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Over the past fifteen years, the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) missile fast-attack craft and amphibious fleets have been significantly modernized. While these two types of vessels have not increased in numbers, their capabilities have increased exponentially. This publication examines the People's Liberation Army's (PLA's) doctrine and training strategy in order to analyze present and predict future missions by these military vessels. China's deterrence posture is improved greatly by these ships and boats, which aid coastal water defense, and threaten Taiwanese attempts to gain independence. In addition, these two fleets improve China's long-range sealift capabilities, and help with the PLA's traditional, and new, nontraditional security practices. These fleets allow the PLAN to continue offshore operations, and begin "blue-water", or "far-seas" operations, helping the United States to predict the future nature of Chinese maritime missions. Related items: China collection of publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/china Chinese Military Reforms in the Age of Xi Jinping: Drivers, Challenges, and Implications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/chinese-military-reforms-age-xi-jinping-drivers-challenges-and-implications Indian and Chinese Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Assessment can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/indian-and-chinese-engagement-latin-america-and-caribbean U.S. Landpower in the South China Sea can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/us-landpower-south-china-sea
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Military Thought

This has to be borne in mind by the command of Russian military bases on their territory that ensure security of the Rab and RSO air borders . Should the plans of purchasing ... The Military Balance 2013 , pp . 174-176 ; Jane's Sentinel ...

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ISBN: IND:30000145246066

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