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Political Report: 1/14/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: No Clear Resolution to Shutdown in Sight The partial government shutdown that began in December continues with no end in sight. This past weekend, the White House appeared to back down from plans to fund wall construction through the declaration of a national emergency. Such …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 1.10.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week India • Bulgaria • Croatia • Canada India On December 31, the Indian Ministry of Defense submitted a 2018 Year in Review publication to parliament outlining ministry accomplishments and key acquisitions. The document emphasizes government efforts to build the country’s defense industrial base, …

Political Report: 1/7/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Shutdown Continues with FY2020 Budget Release on the Horizon Welcome to the 116th Congress where the names have changed (a bit) but the dysfunction remains. Since we left for the holidays, the partial government shutdown that began in December has dragged on into the new …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 12.20.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Spain • Turkey • India • Finland Spain On December 14, Spain announced a EUR 7.33 billion ($8.2 billion) modernization plan focusing on three key naval, land, and air requirements. Five new frigates are to be manufactured by Navantia under a EUR 4.3 …

Political Report: 12/18/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Congress May Avoid an End of Year Shutdown The 115th Congress will likely depart on Friday having avoided the cloud of a partial government shutdown. Early Tuesday morning, the White House indicated that it would be able to support an existing compromise providing $1.6 billion …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 12.14.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week US • Japan • Poland • UK • Philippines • Egypt US According to an anonymous Air Force official, the service’s highly classified B-21 bomber program completed the critical design review on December 6. Air Force officials had previously estimated the completion of the critical …

Political Report: 12/12/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Defense Topline Changes Again While the White House and Congress continue to fight over how to pay for a wall between the United States and Mexico, there has been some interesting defense news this week. Over the weekend, President Trump announced a third proposed topline …

Political Report: 12/5/2018

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: Congress Considers Two-Week Continuing Resolution, Mourns Passing of President George H.W. Bush Congress is likely to pass a two-week continuing resolution (CR) before Friday night to avoid a partial government shutdown. With the state funeral of President George H.W. Bush and both parties at an impasse over …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.29.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week India • Sweden • Norway/Germany • South Korea • Serbia India On November 20, India officially awarded a contract worth $1.5 billion for the Igla-S very short-range air-defense system (VSHORAD). The announcement ended a nearly decade-long search for a replacement to the Indian Army’s …