The weekend that was: February 20-21 2016

Some weekends are quiet around here, but this one wasn’t, so in case you missed anything: Yesterday we commemorated the Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, which took place from February 19-25, 1943 and was a technical, though fleeting, Axis success. Also I sent you off to read Buzzfeed’s excellent look inside Boko Haram, per… Continue reading The weekend that was: February 20-21 2016

The day that was: February 17 2016

I got a late start today, but your content was thankfully unaffected. Message: I care. Today I pointed you toward a new piece I’ve written for LobeLog, on reports that ISIS is now demanding to be paid in US dollars only. That’s quite a statement about the group’s finances and also carries a bit of… Continue reading The day that was: February 17 2016