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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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    Asia: North Korea

    Diplomatic stalemate after Trump-Kim summit as North Korea rejects U.S. proposals 

    Following the historic Singapore summit where United States President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there were high hopes for an end to the nuclear threat emanating from the Korean Peninsula.  In truth, howe...


    Political Intelligence Briefing

    The ”Featured Country" is North Korea. The "Global Security Spotlight" looks at North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China, and the United States.The “National Security Spotlight” looks at the United States, with reference to Russia.  The section titled "In the News" looks at the United states and Russia. The "Foreign Policy Spotlight" focuses on the United States, with reference to Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Japan, and China. The section titled "Government and Politics" looks at the United States. The "International Hot Stories" looks at Comoros, South Sudan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Israel, Gaza, Syria, Pakistan, Cuba, Haiti,  United Kingdom, Greece, and Republic of North Macedonia. Included in the coverage of the "Elections Update" are: Slovenia, Colombia, Turkey, Mexico, Pakistan,  Cambodia, Mali, Zimbabwe, United States, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 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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