Europe/Americas update: September 4-5 2017

EUROPE RUSSIA At the BRICS summit in China on Tuesday, Vladimir Putin said that Donald Trump is “not my bride.” This huge revelation was Putin’s way of saying he’s not disappointed with Trump because “disappointment” isn’t a thing that world leaders should be with one another. In that sense I actually agree with him. Putin… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: September 4-5 2017

Middle East update: June 3-4 2017

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Hackers have apparently compromised the personal email account for Yousef al-Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to the US, and leaked its contents to several media outlets including The Intercept and Huffington Post. There’s some serious stuff in this leak. Otaiba, for those who don’t know, is one of the most active ambassadors in… Continue reading Middle East update: June 3-4 2017

Don’t invite an Assad to Capitol Hill

You won’t often (or ever again, maybe) see me link to something from Josh Rogin, the Bloomberg View columnist who, along with his fellow traveler Eli Lake, covers matters of war and peace well, mostly war. But he’s got the only reporting on this story that I can find, and I really wanted to write… Continue reading Don’t invite an Assad to Capitol Hill