Issue 295-Published 17 November 2017

SITUATION REPORTS
BAHRAIN: Oil Pipeline Explodes
CHINA: Advanced Wind Tunnel Under Construction
GERMANY: Confirms Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia and Egypt
IRAN: Earthquake Kills 500
RUSSIA: Legislation Targets Foreign Media
SOUTH AFRICA: Senior Officials Lack Security Clearances

BRIEFS
ARGENTINA: Macri Sends Tax Reform Bill to Congress
CHINA: Signs Trade Deals with Vietnam
KENYA: Supreme Court Likely to Validate Election
RUSSIA: New Developments in Presidential Race
UNITED KINGDOM: Business Leaders Express Concern Over Brexit
YEMEN: Humanitarian Efforts Still Hindered

Issue 294-Published 10 November 2017

SITUATION REPORTS
INDONESIA: Police Probe Anti-Corruption Committee
ITALY: Intercepts Opiate Shipment to IS
LEBANON: PM Resigns Amid Assassination Fears
LIBERIA: Investigation Delays Election
RUSSIA: Responds to Canadian Sanctions

BRIEFS
INDIA: First Shipment Sent Through Iran Port
ITALY: Sicilian Election Furthers European Political Trends
NICARAGUA: Temporary Protection Status Terminated
SAUDI ARABIA: Prominent Leaders Arrested on Corruption Charges
UKRAINE: Teen Held in Russia Denied House Arrest
ZIMBABWE: Vice President Fired

Issue 293-Published 3 November 2017

ARTICLES
AFGHANISTAN: Report Indicates Taliban Resurgence

SITUATION REPORTS
BELGIUM: Arrests Prominent Terror Suspects
BRAZIL: Miners Torch Environmental Agency Offices
CHINA: Factories Closed Amid Antipollution Efforts
NAMIBIA: Government Project Provides Affordable Homes
TURKEY: Police Detain 143 Suspected IS Members
YEMEN: Humanitarian Disaster Continues

BRIEFS
AZERBAIJAN: Claims to have Thwarted Terror Attack on Opposition
BAHRAIN: Calls for Freeze on Qatar’s GCC Membership
GERMANY: Struggles to Form Coalition Government
GHANA: Increase in Refugee Migration
IRAN: Russian Company Begins Construction of Nuclear Reactors

Issue 292-Published 27 October 2017

SITUATION REPORTS
ETHIOPIA: US Envoy Meets with Senior African Officials
HUNGARY: Prime Minister Denounces EU Immigration Policy
IRAQ: Kurds Announce Ceasefire
KYRGYZSTAN: Will Annul Aid Package from Kazakhstan
RUSSIA: New Ransomware Strikes Businesses
UNITED KINGDOM: Former Commander Warns Against Military Reduction
VENEZUELA: 1.6 Million Venezuelans Voted Illegally

BRIEFS
CHINA: CCP Enshrines Xi in Constitution
INDIA: Considers Withdrawal from Russian Fighter Program
IRAQ: Kurds Pushed Out of Kirkuk
ITALY: Northern Regions Vote to Expand Autonomy
RUSSIA: Donates Fighter Aircraft to Serbia
SAUDI ARABIA: Crown Prince Promotes Moderate Islam
SOMALIA: Plans Offensive Against al-Shabab

Issue 291-Published 20 October 2017

SITUATION REPORTS
ARMENIA: Karabakh Talks Held with Azerbaijan
AUSTRIA: Right Wing Political Shift Appears Imminent
BRAZIL: Billionaires Face Corruption Charges
IRAQ: Government Forces Retake Kirkuk
SEYCHELLES: Plague Outbreak Spreading

BRIEFS
CHINA: Economy Exceeds Market Forecasts
CUBA: Accusation of Acoustic Attacks and Growing Russian Relations
GERMANY: Local Election Results in a Setback for Merkel
IRAN: US Designates IRGC a Terrorist Organization
KYRGYZSTAN: Election Yields Peaceful Power Transfer
LIBERIA: Election Results Under Protest
PAKISTAN: PM Sides with Military in Political Dispute

Issue 290-Published 13 October 2017

ARTICLES


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Militants Attack UN Peacekeepers

SITUATION REPORTS
CZECH REPUBLIC: Frontrunner for PM Charged with Fraud
GERMANY: Climate Protections Required for Parliamentary Coalition
INDIA: Fuel Dealers Hold Strike
IRAQ: Hundreds of IS Fighters Surrender
KENYA: Government Reacts Violently to Protestors
TURKMENISTAN: Reorganizes Legislative Bodies

BRIEFS
CHINA: Anti-Corruption Statistics Released
LIBERIA: Holds First Elections in a Decade
NETHERLANDS: Forms Coalition Government
RUSSIA: Hackers Target NATO Soldiers’ Smartphones
TURKEY: Discusses Cooperative Action with Iran to Stifle Kurds

Issue 289-Published 6 October 2017

SITUATION REPORTS

EGYPT: Population Growth Sparks Push for Contraceptives
HONG KONG: Protests Break Out During National Day
IRAQ: IS Releases Audio of Leader
KYRGYZSTAN: Competitive Presidential Election Enters Final Weeks

SPAIN: FC Barcelona Joins Referendum Protests
SYRIA: Terrorists Attack Damascus Police Station

BRIEFS
CHINA: Xi Tightens Control as Senior Official is Removed
CUBA: Rise in Tensions Upon Diplomatic Expulsion
ETHIOPIA: Annual Festival Reignites Anti-Government Protests
GREAT BRITAIN: Monarch Airlines Collapses
INDIA: President Visits Africa on First Foreign Trip
IRAN: Influence Set to Increase Despite Qatar Boycott
RUSSIA: Pledges Cooperation with Turkmenistan

Issue 288-Published 29 September 2017

SITUATION REPORTS
AUSTRALIA: Announces the Creation of National Space Agency
GERMANY: Merkel Wins Election, Populist Party Surges
KAZAKHSTAN: Will Expand Energy Sector Cooperation with India
MALI: UN Peacekeepers Killed
TURKEY: Threatens Cutting Off Iraqi-Kurds’ Oil

BRIEFS
BRAZIL: Additional Troops Deployed to Rio de Janeiro
CAMEROON: Anglophones Call for Independence
CHINA: Expands Sanctions on North Korea
FRANCE: Macron Strives to Lead the EU
ISRAEL: Palestinian Authority to Meet with Hamas in Gaza
PHILIPPINES: President’s Son Accused of Drug Smuggling
UKRAINE: Enacts Controversial Education Bill

Issue 287-Published 22 September 2017

ARTICLES
IRAQ: Kurdish Independence Referendum Faces Major Hurdles

SITUATION REPORTS
ETHIOPIA: Ethnic Conflict Sparks Military Deployment
ICELAND: Coalition Government Collapses
PALESTINE: Peace Efforts Begin Ahead of POTUS Meeting
RUSSIA: Military Helicopter Fires on Spectators
VENEZUELA: Receives Wheat from Russia

BRIEFS
BRAZIL: Forgives Tanzanian Debt
INDIA: Water Dispute with China
JAPAN: Snap Election Appears Likely
PAKISTAN: Army Plan Could Radicalize Politics
SPAIN: Acts to Block Catalonian Independence Referendum
UKRAINE: Saakashvili’s Return Fosters Instability
ZIMBABWE: New Voting Process Begins

Issue 286-Published 15 September 2017

SITUATION REPORTS
GREAT BRITAIN: Lawmakers Approve Key Brexit Bill
GERMANY: Merkel Supports North Korean Nuclear Talks
IRAN: Iran to Honor Nuclear Deal Even Without US
SOMALIA: Al-Shabaab Attacks Somali Military Base
SYRIA: Agrees to Iran Rebuilding Power Grid
TUNISIA: Moroccan Prince Expelled From Country
UKRAINE: Exiled Leader Returns to Ukraine

BRIEFS
ARGENTINA: Israeli PM Makes Historic Visit to Latin America
BURUNDI: Opposition Official Abducted
IRAQ: Government Recaptures 90 Percent of Land from Daesh
MYANMAR: Ceasefire to Allow for Humanitarian Aid
RUSSIA: Confirms Weapons Deal with Turkey

Issue 285-Published 8 September 2017

SITUATION REPORTS
BURUNDI: Leadership Accused of Crimes Against Humanity
GREAT BRITAIN: Planning to Reduce Migrant Workforce
IRAQ: Islamic State Attacks Power Plant
RUSSIA: Chechens Rally Around Embattled Rohingya

BRIEFS
CHINA: Implements Highly Secure Quantum Communication
COLOMBIA: FARC Continues Transition to Politics
IRAN: Still Compliant with Nuclear Deal
ITALY: Mafia Boss Fugitive Arrested in Uruguay
KENYA: Date Set for Presidential Election Re-Run
RUSSIA: Military Exercises in Belarus
SYRIA: Government Forces Break Siege of Deir Az Zor