Asia/Africa update: October 26 2018

ASIA PAKISTAN The Pakistani navy says that China has not asked for military access to its Gwadar port. Developing Gwadar is one of the centerpieces of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor project, AKA Pakistan's leg of the Belt and Road Initiative. The large Chinese commitment to the port has raised concerns in the US and India … Continue reading Asia/Africa update: October 26 2018


Asia/Oceania/Africa update: September 8-9 2018

Shanah Tovah to any readers celebrating the Jewish New Year this evening. ASIA AFGHANISTAN Dozens of people were killed in multiple attacks across Afghanistan over the weekend. In one attack, Taliban fighters overran a military installation in Baghlan province, killing as many as 40 Afghan security officers. Another Taliban attack killed 10 Afghan police officers … Continue reading Asia/Oceania/Africa update: September 8-9 2018

World update: April 27 2018

ASIA ARMENIA Interim Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan refused to meet with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan on Friday to try to ease the country's ongoing political turmoil. He later complained that Pashinyan and the opposition have been "monopolising the political process." Karapetyan's Republican Party has led the Armenian government since 1999, just to provide some context to that statement. … Continue reading World update: April 27 2018