The Military Balance 2013 is the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries world-wide. New features of the 2013 edition include: * reorganised and expanded analytical essays. New sections on trends in contemporary armed conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria, as well as trends in defence capability areas, with a focus on equipment, technological or doctrinal developments. There is also an essay on trends in defence economics and procurement, one on European defence industries, and another on anti-access/area denial * detailed analysis of regional and national defence policy and economic issues for selected states * updated graphics feature on comparative defence statistics, with focus on defence economics, and major land, sea and air capability concerns * tables, graphics and analysis of defence economics issues * additional national capability summaries * additional data on land forces: combat support and combat service support * new graphics and maps on defence capability issues * additional data on cyber capabilities.