Although Israel and its Arab neighbors have taken many steps toward peace in recent years, the Middle East remains an uncertain and volatile region. Stretching from Morocco to Iran, the area has seen numerous international and internal conflicts in recent 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. Governments, the media, and researchers pay close attention to its data and analysis each year.
About the Editors
Shai Feldman is Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University.
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 Jaffee Center's Middle East Military Balance is 'mustreading' for any Arab scholar interested in ascertaining Israel'sassessment of the distribution of military power in the Middle East."
—Dr. Abdel Monem Said Aly, Director, Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Cairo