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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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    Europe: Spain


    Two attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils carried out by 12-strong terror cell; Islamic State...


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    The ”Featured Country" is Spain.  The section titled "In the News" looks at United States, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The National Spotlight focuses on the United States. The "National Security Spotlight" looks at United States and Russia. The "Global Security Spotlight" focuses on North Korea, with reference to United States, South Korea, China, and Japan. The "Foreign Policy Spotlight" looks at United States, Germany, France, and Russia.  The "Global Environmental Spotlight" looks at United States. The "International Hot Stories" look at Afghanistan, Israel,  West  Bank and Gaza, Jordan, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Maldives, Burkina Faso, and Philippines. The "Government and Politics" section looks at Venezuela, United States, and Pakistan.  Included in the coverage of the "Elections Update" are:East Timor, Bulgaria, Serbia, Armenia, Gambia, France, Algeria, South Korea, Bahamas, Iran, Malta, United Kingdom, France, Kosovo, Papua New Guinea, Albania, Vanuatu, Samoa, Mongolia,  Senegal, Rwanda, Kenya, Angola, Liberia, Austria, Kyrgyzstan, 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

    US President Trump announces troop increase in Afghanistan
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:14:00 AM

    North Korea condemns military drills by United States and South Korea as a "reckless" step toward nuclear conflict.
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:17:00 AM

    Disputed Constituent Assembly in Venezuela seizes power of opposition-dominated parliament
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:19:00 AM

    Two attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils carried out by 12-strong terror cell; Islamic State claims responsibility
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:13:00 PM

    Racial hatred and violence mark white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, VA
    Sunday, August 20, 2017 6:16:00 AM

    Racial hatred and violence mark white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, VA
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:23:00 AM

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller impanels grand jury for investigation of Russian interference in 2016 election
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:31:00 AM

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