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

World update: March 23 2018

This will be the last update for March. I’m taking next week off and will return the first week of April. It’s also going to be an early and abbreviated update. Apologies. HUNGER The United Nations World Food Program boss, David Beasley, said on Friday that the number of “acutely hungry” people in the world–people… Continue reading World update: March 23 2018

Asia/Africa update: October 31-November 1 2017

ASIA UZBEKISTAN The big story of the day is obviously the aftermath of Tuesday’s terror attack in New York, and we’ll get to that later but here I wanted to try to say something about the US media’s immediate obsession with Uzbekistan. The attacker, alleged I guess, was an Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov, and… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: October 31-November 1 2017