Europe/Americas update: January 31 2019

CLIMATE CHANGE Full disclosure: I am not a climate scientist. With that said, this seems pretty bad in my layman's opinion: https://twitter.com/julian0liver/status/1091028901428711424 Again I'm not an expert! Maybe we don't need oxygen that much? But it kinds of seems like we do! EUROPE RUSSIA What seems like the longest and most anti-climactic arms control negotiation … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: January 31 2019

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Europe/Americas update: January 19-20 2019

EUROPE SERBIA An estimated 10,000 people, organized by an umbrella opposition group called "the Alliance for Serbia," protested in Belgrade on Saturday night against the government of President Aleksandar Vučić. These rallies are organized by Vučić's political opponents and so their ultimate goal is to oust him and his Serbian Progressive Party from power. But … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: January 19-20 2019

Europe/Americas update: January 12-13 2019

EUROPE SERBIA Thousands of people took to the streets of Belgrade to protest against Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić for the sixth Saturday in a row this weekend. Demonstrators are demanding that Vučić and his Serbian Progressive Party stop stifling press freedoms and attacking opposition leaders, and they're preemptively expressing opposition to any deal Vučić might … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: January 12-13 2019

Today in European history: a bad day for the Ottomans (1912)

In general, the year 1912 was a pretty bad year for the Ottomans. We’ve already talked about that year’s Albanian Revolt, which ended with Albania having won substantial autonomy within the empire. The Italo-Turkish War ended in October 1912 with a victorious Italy in control of Libya and the Dodecanese islands (which now belong to … Continue reading Today in European history: a bad day for the Ottomans (1912)