Asia/Africa update: October 17-18 2017

ASIA KAZAKHSTAN If you’re a fan of trees, then today was a pretty good news day. Deforestation is apparently down in Brazil (I’ll get to that) and also we learned from the Rockefeller Foundation, via the Guardian, that Kazakhstan’s efforts to plant a million trees in a ring around the city of Astana are starting to… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: October 17-18 2017

Asia/Africa update: June 26 2017

ASIA AFGHANISTAN Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford is in Afghanistan this week to try to put together a strategy to go along with the decision to send thousands of additional American forces to that country to try to turn around its war with the Taliban. The additional forces should, in theory,… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: June 26 2017

Trump around the world

He’s still more than a month and a half away from officially becoming our president, but Donald Trump is already making quite an impression among leaders around the world. We already know that he and Vladimir Putin get along well, and it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that a number of other authoritarian bros… Continue reading Trump around the world