Analytic Appendix: Additional Data on Detailed Patterns in MENA Arms Transfers
October 20, 2020
The Burke Chair has released a separate analytical appendix to accompany its e-book-length assessment of the military dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa. The full e-book is entitled The Military Dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa, and is available for download at https://csis-website-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/201020_Cordesman_Changing_Security_Dynamics.pdf.
The appendix provides a more comprehensive assessment of the patterns in arms transfers from two key databases. The first is the SIPRI analysis of arms transfers, which shows recent transfers through 2019 by exporting country and total transfers by type of major weapons and military equipment.
The second is the WMEAT reporting by the U.S. State department on arms exports from the U.S., Western Europe, Russia, and China between 2012-2107.
The appendix provides charts and graphic visuals to demonstrate trends by county and over a given time period. It is entitled, Analytic Appendix: Additional Data on Detailed Patterns in MENA Arms Transfers, and is available for download at https://csis-website-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/201020_Cordesman_Analytic_Appendix.pdf
It has the following table of contents:
The full report, entitled, The Military Dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa, addresses the broad patterns in the strategic goals and military forces shaping the region, the strengths and weaknesses in the data available, the broad patterns in military spending, the burden defense spending places on national economies, and the trends in arms transfers.
Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He has served as a consultant on Afghanistan to the United States Department of Defense and the United States Department of State.