Symbolism of a soccer game

Afghanistan wins a soccer game 2-0 against the reigning South-Asia champions India, in a stadium that was once used for execution by the Taliban. Roughly forty years ago Afghanistan sunk into a civil war, caught up in the middle of the cold war.  Since then the Soviet Union invaded, retreated,  and collapsed altogether; the infamous Taliban took…

Today’s global politics and Russia

Russia seems to be attracting a lot of attention this week.  First the G20 meeting was hosted in St. Petersburg, and now they’re becoming a hot topic in the Syria discussion.  At the G20 meeting a number of people witnessed a handful of tense moments unfold between Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barrack Obama.  At the economic…