Burke Chair on Military Balance

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Burke Chair reports in Military Balance provide regularly updated data, charts, maps and analyses on the global military balance and regional military balances.

These studies summarize the global military balance in graphic and tabular form, as well as extensive analysis of real-world warfighting capabilities. The studies are divided by region and sub-region, and cover the trends in conventional forces, nuclear forces, arms proliferation, military efforts and spending, procurement and arms import activity, force modernization, and force quality. Included are military balances on Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, the Levant, NATO and Europe, the Global Nuclear Balance, and proliferation of WMD.

Each balance differs in content to reflect the varying tensions and force trends in each respective region. The individual balances are also tailored to support qualitative as well as quantitative analysis, as well as analysis of arms control issues. In some regions, notably the Middle East, the military data are supplemented by extensive data on economic, demographic, and energy trends.

Major Works

The Struggle for the Levant: Geopolitical Battles and the Quest for Stability

Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: Chinese and Outside Perspectives

The Gulf Military Balance: Volume I – The Conventional and Asymmetric Dimensions

The Gulf Military Balance: Volume II – The Missile and Nuclear Dimensions

The Gulf Military Balance: Volume III – The Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula

Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: A Western Perspective

Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: A Western Perspective

The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia

Latest Publications/Commentary

Iran’s Present Day Military Capabilities and Military Aspirations in the Middle East