Europe/Americas update: June 1, 2017

NATO Two major NATO exercises took place in Eastern Europe today, the annual BALTOPS naval exercise in the Baltics and the Romanian leg of the alliance’s “Noble Jump 2017” exercise. This did not, of course, go without notice from Moscow, whose ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko, issued a warning: “NATO countries should understand that all… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 1, 2017

Was anything about the “Leave” campaign not a con?

Hopefully this will be the last you hear from me on Brexit except insofar as it impacts US foreign policy and/or the parts of the world I usually cover. The truth is, while I knew the referendum was happening and I’d read enough about it to be basically informed, I haven’t been keeping a close… Continue reading Was anything about the “Leave” campaign not a con?

Right tosser of the day, innit?

It’s UKIP Grand Wizard village idiot party leader Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader, a prominent member of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, took aim at Obama ahead of the president’s visit to Britain next week, during which he is expected to express support for the remain camp. “Mercifully, this American president,… Continue reading Right tosser of the day, innit?