Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin. Kremlin photo Would Vladimir Putin have preferred to sabotage a President Hillary? by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Foreign policy experts have often criticized Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin for being short sighted. He’s tactically clever, the theory goes, but has a habit of making geopolitical gambles which end up... Read more
Donald Trump during a rally in Newtown, Pennsylvania in October 2016. Michael Candelori photo Neither does Trump by MATTHEW GAULT Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States of America and we should have seen it coming. We all live in echo chambers and no longer communicate with people who don’t... Read more
A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to refuel a B-52 Stratofortress on Oct. 30, 2016, near Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards Election 2016 and the Growing Global Nuclear Threat by MICHAEL KLARE Once upon a time, when choosing a new president, a factor for many voters was... Read more
Photo via Via Motherboard Blame bureaucrats and spies by JORDAN PEARSON Canadians received a shock to the system the first week of November 2016, when a spate of news items revealed how police and spy agencies flout the law and moral conventions to spy on citizens and journalists, in some cases... Read more
Fortress security in Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo Podcast —far beyond Russia and Islamic State, the next American leader has their plate full by MATTHEW GAULT America’s 2016 election cycle has been crazy. Both candidates faced scandals and spent more time fighting criticism than debating issues. This was especially true whenever they discussed the... Read more

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Muslim U.S. Army soldiers bow in prayer during the celebration of Eid-Al-Fitr at Fort Jackson in South Carolina in 2009. U.S. Army photo Fighting fundamentalism in America by NATE TERANI I’m not an immigrant, but my grandparents are. More than 50 years ago, they arrived in New York City from Iran. I... Read more
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke at a meeting of the International Syria Support Group Ceasefire Task Force on March 3, 2016 to express U.S. support for the ongoing effort to nurture the cessation of hostilities in Syria. U.S. State Department photo We have the numbers to... Read more
MRE lunch. Phillip Stewart photo via Flickr Stock up! by BREENA KERR When doomsday “preppers” start stockpiling emergency food, it’s usually because of a typhoon, a terrorist attack or some event that signals that the end times is near. This month, the horrifying event du jour is the U.S. presidential election.... Read more
A poster depicting former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, currently on trial at the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity. Clara Sanchiz photo via Flickr More governments will follow by PETER DOERRIE Three African countries — South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia — pulled out of the International Criminal Court in August 2016. They are the... Read more
U.S. Marines training troops in Africa. U.S. Marine Corps photo Podcast — war has changed, but its legal and ethical framework hasn’t by MATTHEW GAULT More than 8,000 U.S. soldiers are fighting in Afghanistan right now. Military advisers are overseeing the war against the Islamic State and the battle to retake Mosul, backed... Read more
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