Conflict update: December 21 2016

Israel-Palestine The UN Security Council will vote tomorrow on a resolution, authored by Egypt, demanding a stop to the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This will not be the first time the Security Council has taken up the issue of Israel’s illegal, slow-rolling annexation of occupied Palestinian territory, and… Continue reading Conflict update: December 21 2016

WANTED: Better sycophants

Since today is already Vladimir…uh, Vriday? here at the blog, let’s talk about the other story circling around President Putin–one that might actually have something to do with whatever’s going on in Ukraine right now. Earlier today, Putin appointed himself a new chief of staff, the relatively young (44 years old) Anton Vayno. It’s unclear… Continue reading WANTED: Better sycophants