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050 Wire is the official blog of Avascent Analytics, serving to inform clients and the public about general updates to the content and structure of our products, and to share with the broader community of defense analysis practitioners the insights that Avascent Analytics can provide into worldwide defense trends. You can sign up to the mailing lists of the Weekly Wire and Political Reports via the forms and follow us on Twitter @Avascent050.

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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.16.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Pakistan • Qatar • Philippines • NATO Pakistan On May 12, Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reached an unofficial agreement on a three-year, $6 billion loan. The deal, if formally approved by the Fund’s executive board, would represent the country’s 13th …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.9.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Turkey • Poland • Indonesia • India • UK Turkey On May 6, Russia offered its Su-57 fighter as a substitute for the F-35 if the United States ends Turkey’s participation in the Joint Strike Fighter program. Turkey has agreed to purchase the …

Political Report: 4/10/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: Budget Process Off to Rough Start Since the release of the President’s Budget Request, a theme of this report has been that the appropriations process would be painstaking even by recent standards. The first step in the formal appropriations process entails both chambers passing and …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 4.5.19

By Avascent Analytics team NDAA in Peril Each year since its inception in 1961, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has passed successfully. However, this year’s process has been complicated by the ongoing fight over border wall funding and topline spending. In this new podcast, Research Associate Hamilton Cook and Director of Research & Analysis Matt Vallone …

Political Report: 4/2/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in Peril Last week saw a fairly significant marker in terms of this year’s defense authorization and appropriations process. Breaking with precedent, the Department of Defense decided to reprogram up to $1 billion dollars in funding to support the …

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