Europe/Americas: December 19 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA Both Russia and China are unhappy with being labeled American “competitors” in the new National Security Strategy, though they’re handling it in different ways: Officials in Russia and China pushed back on Tuesday against the characterization of their countries as threats to the United States in a new national security doctrine published by… Continue reading Europe/Americas: December 19 2017

Conflict update: March 15 2017

SECOND VERSE, SAME AS THE FIRST Well, that was fast. Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0, which is totally not about religion, you guys, just got blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii for being, you know, pretty much about religion. In his ruling, District Judge Derek Watson in particular rejected one of the administration’s favorite… Continue reading Conflict update: March 15 2017