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The Weekly Wire: 7/21/16 [Infographic]

Built on the Avascent Analytics Global Platforms and Systems (GPS) database and informed by Avascent’s worldwide network of subject-matter experts, our Dynamics of International Military Modernization 2016 paper lays out rising challenges to the longstanding primacy of U.S. and European defense suppliers from emerging non-Western players. The infographic below highlights the key takeaways and insights from …

Political Report: 7/11/16

By Matt Vallone, Senior Analysis Manager Main Story – End of Year Maneuvering Begins in Earnest You may have missed it, but this year’s attempt at a normal appropriations process came to an end last Thursday in the Senate. Senate Republicans failed to break a Democratic filibuster on the Defense appropriations bill, only securing a simple majority …

Political Report: 7/5/16

Post July 4th Focus on Gun Policy, Defense Spending, and Financial Services Programs U.S. lawmakers return mid-week from the July 4 break to discuss gun policy, defense spending, and financial services programs. In the House, Republicans are pushing an anti-terrorism package which would prevent terrorist suspects from buying guns. The details of this have yet …

Political Report: 6/28/16

House in Recess with Senate Soon to Follow With the 4th of July rapidly approaching, it should be a quiet week on the Hill. The House of Representatives recessed last week amidst a late-night attempt at a veto override and a much publicized Democratic sit-in. The Senate is still in session though, as Republican leaders …

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