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    The Political Intelligence Zone is a "stand alone" website within the CountryWatch suite of online products focused on providing detailed information and analysis about major political events unfolding in various countries across the world. The foundation of this website is the Political Intelligence Briefing -- a report on significant political developments across the international spectrum. Written by CountryWatch's editor on a weekly basis, the Political Intelligence Briefing offers a rich tapestry of dynamic and in-depth international coverage, which is intended to inform CountryWatch users of the complex geopolitical events evolving in the world. Included in the Political Intelligence Briefing is the Featured Country, which highlights a key current issue unfolding on the international scene. An archive of past editions of the Political Intelligence Briefings, along with a database of individual articles, known as the Political Intelligence Wire, are provided as a courtesy to clients. Finally, a collection of individual Country Profiles, providing background data on each country, is included in the Political Intelligence Zone, for the convenience of clients.

    Dr. Denise Youngblood Coleman , Editor in Chief,
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    Middle East: Iraq


    Kurdish independence referendum sparks power struggle with Iraqi gov...


    Political Intelligence Briefing

    The ”Featured Country" is Iraq. The "Foreign Policy Spotlight" looks at the United States and Iran. The "Global Security Spotlight" focuses on North Korea, with reference to United States, South Korea, China, and Japan. The section called "In the News" looks at the United States, with specific reference to U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as coverage of Cuba, Antigua-Barbuda, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, Dominica, United Kingdom overseas territories, French overseas territories, and Netherlands overseas territories. The "National Spotlight" focuses on the United States.  The section titled "In the News" looks at United States. The "National Security Spotlight" looks at United States and Russia. The "International Hot Stories" look at Somalia, Iraq, Spain, and Burma (Myanmar). The "Government and Politics" section looks at Venezuela, with reference to United States, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Iraq.  Included in the coverage of the "Elections Update" are: France, Algeria, South Korea, Bahamas, Iran, Malta, United Kingdom, France, Kosovo, Papua New Guinea, Albania, Vanuatu, Samoa, Mongolia,  Senegal, Rwanda, Angola, Norway, New Zealand, Germany, Liberia, Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Chile, and Honduras. For more information about events in the world, please see other CountryWatch products. See "Election Central" for international election coverage.  See the "CountryWatch News Wire" for the latest developments across the world. See the "Global Guide" for coverage of the most challenging issues on the international scene.




    Political Intelligence Wire

    Kurdish independence referendum sparks power struggle with Iraqi government; Iraqi military takes control of central Kirkuk as Kurds flee
    Monday, October 16, 2017 11:45:00 PM

    US President Trump decides to “decertify” Iran nuclear deal
    Monday, October 16, 2017 9:46:00 PM

    Voter fo the polls in Kyrgyzstan to elect a new president
    Monday, October 16, 2017 9:38:00 AM

    Conservative leader Kurz wins Austrian parliamentary elections and on track to become world's youngest leader
    Monday, October 16, 2017 9:35:00 AM

    President Trump signs executive order ending health care cost-sharing reductions; critics accuse him of sabotaging the health care system
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:43:00 PM

    Bombing in Somali capital of Mogadishu leaves hundreds dead
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:41:00 PM

    Trump challenges NBC's media license after unfavorable reports
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:57:00 PM

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