Issue 301-Published 16 February 2018


 SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa Elected as New President



CHINA: Further Completion of BDS System Advances Chinese Capabilities

 CUBA: Internet Expansion Efforts Could Undermine Cuban State-Run Media

HUNGARY: EU MEPs Call for Investigation of Business Practices

IRAN: Compulsory Hijab Report Could Spark Political Conflicts

IRAQ: Donor Conference Yields Little Progress

SOUTH SUDAN: Government Refuses Peace Plan, Halting Talks

UKRAINE: Saakashvili Deported to Poland Following Months of Unrest


Issue 300-Published 09 February 2018


COLOMBIA: Catholic Church Offers to Mediate Conflict

 EQUATORIAL GUINEA: President Briefly Dissolves Government in Power Move

 JAPAN: Tensions Build as Russia Militarizes Contested Kuril Islands

 LEBANON: Military Disputes Israeli Border Wall Likely for Leverage

 NATO: Baltic Concern Rises as Russia Installs Missiles in Kaliningrad

 NETHERLANDS: Foreign Ministry Withdraws Ambassador to Turkey

 PHILIPPINES: Duterte Continues Crackdown on Criminal Leaders

TECH: Cybercriminals Mining Cryptocurrency from Popular Sites and Ads


Issue 299-Published 02 February 2018


CAMEROON: Anglophone Crisis May Spread Further into Nigeria



BREXIT: EU Sets Strict Guidelines for Transition Period

CHINA: Xi’s CCP Amends Constitution Foreshadowing Third Term

PHILIPPINES: Mayon Volcano Threatens Thousands

RUSSIA: Syria Peace Talks End Early with Opposition Boycotts

Turkey: Military to Expand Offensive in Northern Syria


Issue 298-Published 26 January 2018


AFRICAN UNION: Governments Agree to Launch Intra-African Travel Initiative

ARGENTINA: President Signs Deals Increasing Russian Investment

CHINA: President to Expand One Belt One Road Initiative

GERMANY: Social Democrats to Begin Coalition Negotiations

IRAQ: Upcoming Elections to Determine Iraq’s Path Forward                                                                                     

PAPUA NEW GUNIEA: Chinese Investment Prompts Australian Concern

RUSSIA: Kremlin to Increase Aid to Transnistria

TECH: Intel Advises Not to Download Exploit Patch

VIETNAM: Anti-Corruption Campaign Targets Economic Ministers


Issue 297-Published 19 January 2018


CHINA: Central Bank Announces Policy to Address Poverty

GERMANY: Government to Expand Terrorism Task Force

IRAQ: Suicide Bombings Kill More Than 40 in Baghdad

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Volcanic Eruption Prompts Evacuations

PHILIPPINES: President Permits Chinese Research in the Philippine Sea

 UKRAINE: CIA Attributes ‘NotPetya’ Attack to Russian Military



AUSTRIA: Protests Erupt Over Right-Wing Coalition

 CHINA: President Increases Influence by Dismissing Military Leader 

KOSOVO: Serbian Politician Killed in Northern Kosovo

MYANMAR: Rohingya Refugees to Return Despite Concerns

RUSSIA: Bombers Intercepted Near UK Airspace

TANZANIA: President Refuses to Extend Term Limits

TURKEY: Government Threatens to Attack Syrian Kurds


Issue 296-Published 1 December 2017


TAJIKISTAN: Presents CIS Presidency Priorities



AUSTRALIA: Man Arrested for Planning Terror Attack

BURKINA FASO: French President Begins West Africa Trip

DJIBOUTI: China Conducts Live-Fire Drills

GERMANY: Merkel Attempts to Form Coalition with SPD

IRAQ: Government Resumes Reparation Payments

IRELAND: Deputy Prime Minister Resigns

MALI: Election Delayed Following Continued Attacks

MOROCCO: HIV Infections Down 44 Percent

RUSSIA: Regulators to Stop Foreign Print Media Distribution

YEMEN: IS Attacks Security Forces



IRAN: IRGC Asserts Missile Capabilities

ISRAEL: Saudi-Israeli Relationship Publicized

PAKISTAN: Courts Order Release of Lashkar-e-Taiba Founder

ROMANIA: Thousands Protest Proposed Anti-Corruption Cut

RUSSIA: Government Provides Stipends for Family Building

SUDAN: President Strengthens Ties with Russia

VENEZUELA: Government Arrests Citgo Executives

YEMEN: UN Relief Ship Allowed Past Saudi Blockade

ZIMBABWE: Mnangagwa May Extradite Former Ethiopian Dictator

Issue 295-Published 17 November 2017

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

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

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

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

AFGHANISTAN: Report Indicates Taliban Resurgence

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

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

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

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

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

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


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Militants Attack UN Peacekeepers

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

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


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

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

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

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

IRAQ: Kurdish Independence Referendum Faces Major Hurdles

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

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

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

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

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

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