First of all, the “battle for Kobani“. Kurdish forces and Isis militants are fighting for the control of the Syrian border town of Kobani. According to the Turkish President Erdoğan the US air strikes are not the proper solution for the crisis. As reported by The Guardian, he said that Turkey wants to fight both Isis and the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK). For sure, the presence of ‘passive’ massive military forces at the border (and the repression of domestic demonstration) while the Isis is trying to control Konani well illustrates the political approach of Ankara towards the war in Syria. Indeed, US appears as “frustrated” over Turkish inaction
Regarding war and political violence we suggest this insightful article by The National Interest: “What Our Primate Relatives Say About War”. Why war? Rousseau and Hobbes provide different perspectives that are here examined through chimpanzee and bonobos.
Here you’ll find recent updates on the Ebola outbreak while here the Pew Research illustrates some recent polls concerning the US confidence in the federal government to prevent a major crisis. So far, no evidence of widespread alarm.
The excellent Unredacted focuses on the new book by Peter Kornbluh and William M. LeoGrande “Back channel to Cuba”. The book investigates the relationship between Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Cuba, providing also new views on Fidel Castro’s intervention in Angola in 1975.
Finally, after 25 years, Twin Peaks comes back! No additional comments are needed, just..damn good coffee!!