World update: October 27 2017

MIDDLE EAST IRAQ/SYRIA I’m lumping these two together today because both Iraqi and Syrian forces are pushing ISIS back to a region that straddles the border, and ISIS appears to be consolidating in two towns–al-Bukamal on the Syrian side, and Qaʾim on the Iraqi side. Both the Syrian army and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces… Continue reading World update: October 27 2017

Asia/Africa update: August 2 2017

ASIA TURKMENISTAN Here in America we’re just getting used to having a man-child president who likes to play with cool toys and do real manly stuff to show what a big boy he is. This kind of thing: The President's in a big-boy truck beep beep: https://t.co/46hYzarIrj pic.twitter.com/i2Hsero1ML — Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 23, 2017 Needless… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: August 2 2017

Conflict update: February 13 2017

Michael Flynn I had more to say about this story, but it all just got rendered obsolete: BREAKING: Michael Flynn has resigned, sources tell @SaraMurray and @GloriaBorger — Adam Levine (@cnnadam) February 14, 2017 Earlier this evening Flynn pulled out of a scheduled speech at the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual meeting at the last… Continue reading Conflict update: February 13 2017