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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, www.countrywatch.com
     
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    Political Intelligence Briefing

    The ”Featured Country" is France. The “Global Security Spotlight” is focused on North Korea, with reference to United States, and China. The section titled “National Spotlight” covers post-inauguration political developments of 2017 in the United States. The section titled "National Security Spotlight" looks at United States and Russia. The section titled "Foreign Relations Spotlight" looks at Syria, Afghanistan, United States and Russia. The section titled "International Hot Stories" looks at Russia, Sweden and Egypt. The "Government and Politics" section considers  United Kingdom, Turkey,  and Thailand. Included in the coverage of the "Elections Update" are: Somalia, Turkmenistan, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, East Timor,  Bulgaria, Serbia, Armenia, Gambia, France, Bahamas, Rwanda, Kenya, Angola, Liberia, Kyrgyzstan, and Chile. 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.

     

     

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    Political Intelligence Wire

    French citizens go to polls to choose a new president; centrist Macron and far right Le Pen advance to second round
    Monday, April 24, 2017 12:37:00 AM

    Belligerence, brinkmanship, and threatening war rhetoric between United States and North Korea; is nuclear war imminent?
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:47:00 AM

    U.S. drops "mother of all bombs" for first time in Afghanistan
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:46:00 AM

    Turkey ratifies constitutional changes aimed at strengthening presidency
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:43:00 AM

    New Constitution of Thailand ensures maintenance of military power and influence
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:42:00 AM

    U.S. President Trump orders Tomahawk strikes on Syrian airfield; Russia blocks US resolution against Syria
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:44:00 AM

    Chemical attack on Syrian rebel-held area leaves scores of victims dead; Trump orders strikes on Syrian airfield; UN Security Council to vote on resolution
    Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:54:00 AM

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