Cops across the Pacific? by TIM SHORROCK Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater Middle East, crucial decisions about the global role of U.S. military power may be made in a region where, as yet, there are no hot wars: Asia. Donald Trump will arrive... Read more
Putin handling all comers in his direct line interview. Kremlin photo Podcast — America’s media landscape just got a lot more Russian by MATTHEW GAULT In the run up to America’s 2016 presidential election, fake-news mills churned out stories about both candidates. On Dec. 4, 2016, a man walked into a Washington pizza place... Read more
It’s 2016. Do you know where your bombs are falling? by REBECCA GORDON Update: On Dec. 13, 2016, the Associated Press reported the Obama administration had decided to halt some arms deals with Saudi Arabia over concerns about human rights abuses in Yemen, citing an anonymous U.S. official. The long national... Read more
Comics about corruption in one of the world’s worst war zones, part two by ALEX DE WAAL & VICTOR NDULA This project was co-sponsored by Cartoon Movement, Justice and Security Research Program and the World Peace Foundation. Read part one here. Read more
Pete Souza/White House photo Will Trump continue Obama’s slow move toward accountability? by SAMUEL OAKFORD During his campaign for U.S. president, Donald Trump promised to “bomb the shit” out of the Islamic State and target the families of accused terrorists — an outright violation of international law. He advocated that the United States... Read more
Gage Skidmore/Flickr photo We found out … how to find out by DAVID AXE & JOSEPH TREVITHICK We don’t know for sure what the U.S. intelligence community collectively thinks of president-elect Donald Trump. But thanks to an invaluable federal law, we do know how to find out. File a Freedom of Information... Read more
Comics about corruption in one of the world’s worst war zones, part one by ALEX DE WAAL & VICTOR NDULA This project was co-sponsored by Cartoon Movement, Justice and Security Research Program and the World Peace Foundation. Read more
‘Average Mohamed’ capture via YouTube ‘Average Mohamed’ Ahmed is working to counter jihadist propaganda by KEVIN KNODELL “I came to America with ideas in my head, and I got a chance to fulfill most of those ideas,” Mohamed Ahmed says. A Somali American and proud Minnesotan, he’s talking on the phone... Read more
Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin. Kremlin photo Wait for the sequel by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Whether or not you believe the CIA’s claim that Russia hacked into the Democratic Party’s servers to help Donald Trump get elected — and you should be skeptical of anonymous sources — it should be blindingly obvious that we’re in the middle... Read more
It’s got a mall. David B. Gleason photo New report is just the tip of the bloated budget iceberg by MATTHEW GAULT Turns out you can audit the Pentagon’s budget. It’s just that the results are so ugly, the suits will bury the results. At least, that’s the popular story right now. In a... Read more
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