Asia/Africa update: August 11-12 2018

ASIA UZBEKISTAN The Afghan Taliban sent a delegation to Uzbekistan last week, ostensibly to talk about the Afghan peace process but probably more as a demonstration of its improving situation vis-a-vis the war and the legitimate Afghan government in Kabul. The Afghan government says that the Uzbek government had its permission to invite the Taliban… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: August 11-12 2018

World update: July 10 2018

It’s been a long day so if it’s OK with you I’m going to roll through these updates with a minimum of banter. MIDDLE EAST SYRIA Rebels in Daraa city say they’ve begun surrender talks with Russian officials in hopes of staving off a full Syrian-Russian offensive. The inevitable recovery of Daraa will be a… Continue reading World update: July 10 2018