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Middle East Countries Ranked by Military Power (2015)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/17/2015

Regardless of whatever leaders or groups are in power, peace continues to elude the Middle East.

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The GFP ranking makes use of over 40 factors to determine each nation's Power Index ("PwrIndx") score. From this score, the finalized ranking is generated. The factors are set within our algorithm which provides a fair canvas and allows smaller, yet technologically-advanced nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Additionally, various bonuses and penalties are added for final refinement. In the end, we hope it presents an unbiased ranking and realistic outlook on the conventional military firepower and strength of a given country for a given year. At the very least, this list can be used to stir healthy debate amongst visitors to GFP.


There are a total of 13 countries of the Middle East represented in the GFP database.

1
Israel
PwrIndx: 0.4974
2
Iran
PwrIndx: 0.7619
3
Saudi Arabia
PwrIndx: 0.8702
4
Syria
PwrIndx: 1.1677
5
United Arab Emirates
PwrIndx: 1.2479
6
Jordan
PwrIndx: 1.5729
7
Oman
PwrIndx: 1.6836
8
Kuwait
PwrIndx: 1.7336
9
Qatar
PwrIndx: 1.8829
10
Yemen
PwrIndx: 1.9271
11
Bahrain
PwrIndx: 2.1049
12
Lebanon
PwrIndx: 2.2241
13
Iraq
PwrIndx: 2.8583

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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