Europe/Americas update: March 14-15 2019

EUROPE POLAND It’s nice to see Polish media keeping it classy: A Polish-language weekly, Only Poland, was reportedly spotted at Poland’s Parliament on Wednesday with a front-page offering to inform readers “How to spot a Jew.” Listed were markers such as “Names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation” and “disinformation activities.” The… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: March 14-15 2019

Europe/Americas update: December 17 2018

EUROPE POLAND The European Court of Justice upheld its own interim ruling on Monday ordering the Polish government to immediately suspend a law, passed in April, that lowers the mandatory retirement age for Polish judges from 70 to 65. Poland’s right-wing government pushed that law through in order to purge the judiciary of uncooperative judges… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: December 17 2018

World update: October 13-14 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN The Taliban killed at least 22 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks over the weekend. They killed 21 in attacks on two checkpoints in Farah province on Sunday and killed the police chief of a district in Zabul province late Saturday night. Also on Saturday, at least 22 people were killed when a… Continue reading World update: October 13-14 2018

Europe/Americas update: June 16-18 2018

EUROPE RUSSIA Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may be holding a summit in the next few weeks. Rumor has it that they’re looking at a meeting in Vienna while Trump is in Europe prior to a July 11-12 NATO meeting in Brussels. Meanwhile, the Federation of American Scientists says that satellite imagery shows Russia “hardening”… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 16-18 2018

Europe/Americas update: April 26 2018

EUROPE The head of the World Food Program, David Beasley, says that returning ISIS fighters are trying to exacerbate hunger in the Sahel to drive a wave of migrants toward Europe: Speaking to the Guardian during a visit to Brussels for a two-day Syria summit, Beasley said: “You are going to face a similar pattern… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: April 26 2018

Europe/Americas: December 19 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA Both Russia and China are unhappy with being labeled American “competitors” in the new National Security Strategy, though they’re handling it in different ways: Officials in Russia and China pushed back on Tuesday against the characterization of their countries as threats to the United States in a new national security doctrine published by… Continue reading Europe/Americas: December 19 2017