Meanwhile, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon travels to Georgia for meetings with senior Georgian officials to emphasize the United States' “continued commitment to the U.S.-Georgia relationship.”
In other news:
Xi Jinping today took control of both the Communist Party and the Central Military Commission during China's once-in-a-decade leadership transition. [The New York Times]
Three Israelis were killed Thursday as Israel's aerial offensive against Gaza intensified overnight. [The Washington Post]
The Obama administration issued long-awaited guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. [The Wall Street Journal]
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