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Very good. 258 pages. Wraps. Tables. Figures. Separate map of territory of the former Soviet Union and its neighbors, showing existing military deployment and CFE Treaty limits laid in. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a British research institute in the area of international affairs. Since 1997 its headquarters have been Arundel House, in London, England. The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index ranked IISS as the thirteenth-best think tank worldwide. Founded in 1958, with its original focus nuclear deterrence and arms control, the IISS has strong establishment links, with former US and British government officials among its members. The institute claims that it "was hugely influential in setting the intellectual structures for managing the Cold War." Raymond Garthoff wrote that "In 1959 the ISS issued a pamphlet on the "military balance" between the Soviet Union and NATO. It was unfortunately replete with errors, having been put together from published sources of widely varying quality. I called this to the attention of Alastair Buchan, the director of the institute, who was quite disturbed. A new version was issued in November 1960, much more correct and accurate, though still not up to the latest intelligence. Again, I called this to Buchan's attention, and he undertook to check out with British authorities what became annual issuances. The second issue appeared under the title "The Communist Bloc and the Free World: The Military Balance 1960". Annual, quantitative assessment of the military power and defense expenditure of countries throughout the world as of June 1992. Since 1959, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has published The Military Balance, the annual assessment of global military capabilities and defence economics. It is the essential resource for those involved in security policymaking, and an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious analysis of military affairs, whether in government, the armed forces, the private sector, academia or the media. The Military Balance is produced by a dedicated team of professional analysts working in the IISS Defence and Military Analysis Programme (DMAP). DMAP actively develops and maintains links with international defence ministries, military and security forces, and defence industries, as well as members of the expert community. These links, coupled with the strong analytical capacities of its in-house team of specialists, enable it to maintain the high integrity and credibility of its data and assessments. The Military Balance includes annually-updated regional and selected-country analysis, assessing the principal factors driving defence policy as well as military capability, procurement and defence economics. Thematic sections analyse subjects such as directed-energy weapons, the changing defence-industrial landscape, special-operations forces and cyber deterrence. The book also contains comparative defence statistics section with graphics showing key data relating to defence economics, defence industry and major land, sea and air capabilities.
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