The Middle East remains one of the world's most volatile regions. Stretching from Morocco to Iran, the area has seen numerous international and internal conflicts over the past decades. Understanding the dynamics of these conflicts requires detailed information on the military capabilities of the region's countries.The Middle East Military Balance is prepared annually by the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is based on data from many sources, including some that are unavailable to other institutes. With its wealth of current, hard-to-find information, it offers an authoritative and indispensable guide to military capabilities in the Middle East.
About the Editors
Shlomo Brom (Brigadier General, ret.) is a Senior Research Associate at the Jaffee Center. From 1990 to 1998 he served as Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Strategic Planning Division of the Israeli Defense Forces.
Yiftah Shapir is associated with the Jaffee Center’s Project on Security and Arms Control in the Middle East, where he follows proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the region.
"The indispensable resource for all who deal with the Middle East or with its role in global politics." Edward N. Luttwak , Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)