Military Spending in Developing Countries
The author, an eminent policy analyst, applies strategic balance of power models to African security issues for the first time, and formulates the "Praetorian Index" to gauge levels of military corruption, and the risk of social unrest and civil war. He compares the fine line between sufficient and excessive military spending across ten countries and defines regional indicators of genuine security need or ambition. This controversial work will interest agencies and policy analysts involved with international development and official development assistance, and is essential reading for anyone interested in disarmament issues or international risk management.
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Military ImportsMilitary Expenditures
Praetorian and Spartan Indices 199094 Means
Financial Militarization MEGNP and MECGE
Military Capabilities 199697
Defence Expenditures Disaggregation Model
air force aircraft Algeria Angola appears Arab armoured arms army BALANCE OF POWER battalion border Botswana Burkina Faso Cameroon capability Central African Republic civil civilian coalition COIN conscript Cote d'lvoire countries defence budget DEFENCE SUFFICIENCY economic Egypt Equipment spending Ethiopia Fighter force structure Foreign Currency Gulf helicopters impact included infantry divisions infrastructure internal security Iran Iraq Israel Israeli issue Jordan Jordanian Kenya Libya logistics main battle tanks Mali Mauritania ME/GNP mean ment Military Balance military equipment military expenditures military forces military spending millions Moroccan Morocco Mozambique NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT NATO neighbours Nigeria operations particularly personnel PO&M POLISARIO population Praetorian Index reduce regional Rwanda sector significant SOCIAL MILITARIZATION Somalia South Africa Soviet Spartan Index Sqns Squadrons STRATEGIC CONTEXT strategic threat Sub-Saharan Sudan Sudanese Syria Tanzania Tech territory THREAT ANALYSIS tion Uganda Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Zimbabwean