Europe/Americas update: June 17-18 2017

We’re going to try a little experiment tonight and not talk about whatever absurd shit is happening at the White House. In fact, I think you’ll understand if the bulk of this update is devoted to what’s happening in London right now. UNITED KINGDOM Shortly after midnight local time, someone drove a van into a… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 17-18 2017

Conflict update: February 20 2017

McMaster Gets the Gig Donald Trump has a new national security adviser, and it’s not a name that was on many candidate lists: Lt. General H. R. McMaster. I’ll confess that keeping track of general officers in the US military is not exactly a pastime of mine, so I don’t know much about McMaster. John… Continue reading Conflict update: February 20 2017

Conflict update: February 18-19 2017

Trumplandia Say, this seems nice: On any given weekend, you might catch President Trump’s son-in-law and top Mideast dealmaker, Jared Kushner, by the beachside soft-serve ice cream machine, or his reclusive chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, on the dining patio. If you are lucky, the president himself could stop by your table for a quick… Continue reading Conflict update: February 18-19 2017