Europe/Americas: June 21 2018

EUROPE The European Union wants to put migrant processing centers in Africa to screen candidates before they attempt to cross the Mediterranean. While in one sense the objective is commendable--screening people out before they risk drowning at sea rather than after they've already risked it--in another sense this is an effort to outsource immigrations and … Continue reading Europe/Americas: June 21 2018

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Europe/Americas update: March 2 2018

EUROPE RUSSIA The Russian government on Friday angrily rejected claims from the Trump administration that its fancy new nuclear weapons that promise to destroy humanity even better than the old ones actually violate international treaties. For the Russians, ironically, it's America's decision to abrogate the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002 that's partly motivating their decision … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: March 2 2018