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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


    US President Trump accepts North Korea's offer to meet for face-to-face negotiations 


    In March 2018, following negotiations between the two Koreas, the president of the United States agreed to meet with the leader of North Korea.  The invitation from North Korea was delivered by a South K...


    Political Intelligence Briefing

    The ”Featured Country" is North Korea.  The "Global Security Spotlight" looks at North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and the United States.  The “National Security Spotlight” looks at the United States, with reference to Russia. The section titled “National Spotlight” focuses on the United States. The "Foreign Policy Spotlight" focuses on the United States, Israel, and Jordan. The "Environmental Spotlight" looks at New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Kiribati, Palau, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The "International Hot Stories" looks at Maldives, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The "Government and Politics" section considers Poland, Germany, Cyprus, Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, and South Africa. Included in the coverage of the "Elections Update" are: Honduras, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Russia, and United States. 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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