World update: November 26 2018

As usual when I return from an extended break, we’ll be sticking to things that happened today or are particularly relevant rather than trying to recap everything that’s happened while I was gone. ASIA TAJIKISTAN ISIS has claimed responsibility for causing a riot earlier this month at a Tajik prison in Khujand in which potentially… Continue reading World update: November 26 2018

World update: November 14 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN At least 9 Afghan soldiers were killed in Maidan Wardak province and 3 Afghan police officers were killed in Takhar province late Tuesday in separate Taliban attacks. Meanwhile, at least 7000 Hazara are believed to have been displaced by recent Taliban advances in Ghazni province’s Jaghori and Malistan districts. They’ve gone either to… Continue reading World update: November 14 2018

Europe/Americas update: October 31 2018

Happy Halloween to those who are celebrating! EUROPE RUSSIA A suicide bomber struck the Federal Security Service (FSB) office in the city of Arkhangelsk on Wednesday, injuring three people (the bomber obviously died). So far there’s been no motive offered for the bombing, which is a fairly unusual occurrence in Russia outside of the North Caucasus… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: October 31 2018

Europe/Americas update: August 30 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA I’ve stopped even pretending to keep up with every new turn in Russiagate, but the latest one seems like a pretty big problem for Donald Trump: while he was running for president and taking every opportunity to sing Vladimir Putin’s praises, Trump was also angling for a real estate deal in Moscow: The… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: August 30 2017