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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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    United States

    Americas: United States



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    The ”Featured Country" is  United States.  The section titled “National Spotlight” covers political developments of 2017 since the presidential inauguration in the United States.  The section titled “Foreign Policy Spotlight” covers United States, with special reference to  Israel, Iran, Yemen, Taiwan, China, and Mexico. The section titled "International Hot Stories" looks at  Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia, and North Korea. The "Government and Politics" section considers France, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. Included in the coverage of the "Elections Update" are:  Moldova, Palau, Bulgaria, Nicaragua, United States, Haiti, Austria, Gambia, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Romania, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Somalia, Turkmenistan, Angola, 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.



    Political Intelligence Wire

    National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador; resigns amidst burgeoning scandal
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:08:00 PM

    North Korea conducts ballistic missile test
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:09:00 AM

    Social Democrat Steinmeier wins presidential election in Germany
    Monday, February 13, 2017 11:24:00 PM

    Berdymukhamedov wins landslide re-election victory in gas-rich Turkmenistan
    Monday, February 13, 2017 11:16:00 AM

    Dual citizen of US wins Somali presidential election
    Monday, February 13, 2017 11:15:00 AM

    Turkey set to hold constitutional referendum aimed at strengthening presidency
    Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:12:00 AM

    Trump moves forward with restrictive immigration policies but takes legal fire for travel ban
    Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:01:00 PM

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