Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, François Heisbourg

Strategic and Military Yearbook 2002 Publication date : June 1, 2002

This book provides an up-to-date overview of the major trends and strategic challenges facing the world today. Experts in their field offer concise as well as detailed analyses most notably on the following subjects:
- the expansion of U.S. military power compared with the stagnation of European defence
- military aspects of operations in Afghanistan
- terrorist networks
- the proliferation of weapons
- defence measures against attacks with biological weapons
- security and defence agreements in Asia
- the strategic outlook for Europe
- financing research; the strategy of European co-operation
- overhauling the French armed forces
- the French military and the challenge of non-conventional threats
These studies are complemented by thorough statistical and analytical data on French defence, on the military budgets of France and other nations, and on international treaties and agreements.