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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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    Country Image Description United States

    Americas: United States

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    At NATO summit, Trump distances himself from traditional Western allies; during meeting with Putin, Trump signal re-alignment of conventional international order

    Mid-July 2018 was marked by the meeting of the North Atlantic security alliance. The 2018 Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty ...


    Political Intelligence Briefing

    The ”Featured Country" is the United States. The “National Security Spotlight” looks at the United States, with reference to Russia.  The "Foreign Policy Spotlight" focuses on the United States, with reference to Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Japan, and China.  The "Global Security Spotlight" looks at North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China, and the United States. The section titled "Government and Politics" looks at the United States. The "International Hot Stories" looks at South Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Indonesia, Pakistan, Haiti, Nicaragua, Argentina, Armenia, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Republic of North Macedonia. Included in the coverage of the "Elections Update" are: Costa Rica, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Iraq, Venezuela, Barbados, Slovenia, Colombia, Turkey, Mexico, 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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