Europe/Americas update: May 22 2018

IN MEMORIAM Over the past few days, both hardline anti-communist historian and neoconservative icon Richard Pipes, 94, and Middle East historian and neoconservative icon Bernard Lewis, 101, passed away. They say it's wrong to speak ill of the dead, so...let's move on. EUROPE RUSSIA Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman resigned on Tuesday to protest the end of mayoral … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: May 22 2018

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Europe/Americas update, August 28 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA Two Russian journalists, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, who (literally) wrote the book on Russia's offensive cyber capabilities,have written an update to that book that covers Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and the relationship between the Kremlin and WikiLeaks. One thing I find interesting, if unpersuasive on its own, is their … Continue reading Europe/Americas update, August 28 2017

Conflict update: January 5 2017

World War III Building on an earlier post, this seems problematic: Senior officials in the Russian government celebrated Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton as a geopolitical win for Moscow, according to U.S. officials who said that American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials congratulated themselves on … Continue reading Conflict update: January 5 2017