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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 …

Political Report: 11/28/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: SASC Reviews the Commission on the National Defense Strategy’s Findings This week’s article will have little to say about appropriations or the budget, as the Department of Defense is working on processing the FY2019 appropriations (passed on time in over a decade) and putting the …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.15.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Indonesia • India • South Korea • Norway • Finland/Norway • Germany/Spain • Turkey Indonesia Last week, the Indo Defence 2018 exhibition was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Several announcements regarding Indonesian procurements and development projects were made as the show progressed. Notable announcements from …

Political Report: 11/13/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Democratic House Victory Muddies Already Murky FY2020 Budget Forecast At around 9pm on Election night, as Democratic senators in Indiana and Missouri were losing their races and Democratic House victories were few and far between, a rough consensus seemed to emerge that there would not …

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