World update: March 10-11 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN At least 24 Afghan soldiers were killed on Saturday in Farah province when, while assembling for an operation, they were attacked by the Taliban. In related news, the Taliban have apparently been telling religious scholars not to attend a conference later this month in Indonesia that is supposed to build momentum for negotiations … Continue reading World update: March 10-11 2018


The most predictable government shutdown ever

Via Jim White at emptywheel, the exciting new national unity government in Afghanistan has already broken down over picking a cabinet: The 45-day period President Ashraf Ghani hoped it would take to form the new cabinet ended on Thursday without an announcement of appointments. The spokesman for Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah said that while … Continue reading The most predictable government shutdown ever