Middle East update: September 26 2017

A relatively quick one tonight, it’s been a long day. IRAQ The main story today is of course the Kurdish independence referendum, in which “yes” unsurprisingly won going away. Final results will be released Wednesday but the preliminary estimates suggest that “yes” may have pulled in 90 percent or more of the vote. As I’ve… Continue reading Middle East update: September 26 2017

Asia/Africa update: June 26 2017

ASIA AFGHANISTAN Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford is in Afghanistan this week to try to put together a strategy to go along with the decision to send thousands of additional American forces to that country to try to turn around its war with the Taliban. The additional forces should, in theory,… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: June 26 2017