Authored by Steven Zaloga, Teal Group's ‘International Defense Briefing’ is a monthly-updated information service consisting of reports that track the status and outlook of the international defense budgets, arms imports and weapons markets.
Each country report includes information describing the basic details of the country's government, major factors affecting its defense posture, an inventory of its major weapons holdings, details of defense budget and expenditures including Foreign Military Sales (FMS) from the United States, and a survey of its major weapons acquisition programs. A defense budget and major equipment forecast is provided along with a "Teal Group Analysis" explaining our rationale for the forecasts.
The world overview report contains a compilation of the budget forecasts. The program reports are organized in sections by region (e.g., Africa) and within sections, alphabetically by country name. Most of the countries of the world are covered in International Defense Briefing except for the United States which is covered in extensive detail in other Teal Group products. We have not covered some of the very small countries, or some of the smaller countries that have been recently formed from the remains of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. We will cover some of the latter category once the country's status becomes more clear and more data becomes available.
Each report is updated at least once per year. In addition, if events in a country warrants it, the report may be updated additional times during the course of the year. The date of each report is indicated at the bottom of every page. The updated reports are mailed to you in 12 monthly supplements during a year-long subscription period. Each supplement is accompanied by an instruction sheet explaining what reports are included in the supplement and in which section of the binder each report belongs.
Table of Contents
- International Defense Budget Overview
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
Former Soviet Union
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- African Country Survey
- Congo, Democratic Republic of (Zaire)
- South Africa
- Burma (Myanmar)
- Cambodia (Kampuchea)
- China (People's Republic of China)
- Korea, North (DPRK)
- Korea, South (RoK)
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Sri Lanka
- Taiwan (Republic of China)
- Appendix 1 - World Arms Transfers
- Appendix 2 - FMS Contracts (FY14-Present)