Europe/Americas update: April 1 2019

Today is my first day at Substack! For this first week at the new site I’m posting updates there and here, but as of next week attwiw.com will no longer be active. You’ll need to head over to Substack and subscribe, so why not do that today? EUROPE UKRAINE Although there are still some votes… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: April 1 2019

World update: March 30-31 2019

Please don’t forget that tomorrow I’m moving to Substack! I’ll be posting both here and there next week, but after that this site is going to go dark. Head to Substack and sign up today so you won’t miss anything! ASIA AFGHANISTAN Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum survived an assassination attempt on Saturday that left… Continue reading World update: March 30-31 2019

World update: March 29 2019

Hello and welcome to our next-to-last week here at WordPress! I’m packing things up and moving to Substack starting next week, when I’ll be posting in both places by way of transitioning to the new site. ASIA AFGHANISTAN The Taliban attacked a couple of police checkpoints in the city of Ghazni early Friday morning, killing… Continue reading World update: March 29 2019

Europe/Americas update: March 25 2019

Hello and welcome to our next-to-last week here at WordPress! I’m packing things up and moving to Substack starting next week, when I’ll be posting in both places by way of transitioning to the new site. I’m also, in case you haven’t noticed, returning from an unplanned week away due to the flu. As with… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: March 25 2019

Europe/Americas update: February 28 2019

EUROPE UKRAINE Hundreds of people protested in Kiev on Thursday demanding the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko. Presumably they won’t be voting for him in next month’s presidential election then. On top of his failure to end the war, boost the Ukrainian economy, eliminate or even sightly reduce corruption, and, well, you get the idea,… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: February 28 2019

Europe/Americas update: December 13 2018

EUROPE RUSSIA The Russian government has expelled a “military attache” from the Slovak embassy in Moscow. This is in retaliation for the Slovakian government’s decision to expel a Russian diplomat last month on espionage allegations. The captains of at least two of the three Ukrainian naval vessels seized by Russia last month say they’re refusing… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: December 13 2018

World update: August 2 2018

ASIA TAJIKISTAN Not willing to let a good crisitunity pass, the Tajik government has reportedly already tried, convicted, and sentenced 14 members of the outlawed Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan for their alleged involvement in a hit-and-run attack that killed four bicyclists just earlier this week. Talk about speedy justice. ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack,… Continue reading World update: August 2 2018