Asia/Africa update: December 8 2017

ASIA KAZAKHSTAN Russia’s neighbors, even the ones that have good relations with Moscow, are quietly adopting new military doctrines in response to Russian actions in Ukraine: Without much ado, Kazakhstan adopted a new military doctrine in September, replacing a 2011 document that had become dated. The new document states that Kazakhstan does not have enemies.… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: December 8 2017

World update: December 7 2017

ASIA SOUTH KOREA Russia may have just been barred from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, but it’s now also unclear whether or not the United States will be there. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday that tensions between the US and North Korea could force the US to skip… Continue reading World update: December 7 2017

Whatever you can spare

There are two urgent causes in particular need of support right now, so if you’ve got the ability and inclination, please do so. The first is relatively new. Massive flooding in Malawi last week killed at least 176 people and has displaced a couple hundred thousand. UNICEF is collecting donations to help children affected by… Continue reading Whatever you can spare