U.S. and Polish forces training together in Eastern Europe. U.S. Army photo Podcast — antagonistic Russia and failed obligations are a deadly mix by MATTHEW GAULT This is a re-release show from March 3. Donald Trump is president-elect and things don’t look good for NATO. While on the campaign trail, candidate Trump played fast and... Read more
A Chinese HQ-9 surface-to-air missile launcher. Jian Kang photo Beijing grows more assertive in post-Soviet states by PIERRE SAUTREUIL This fall, the Chinese embassy in Bishkek transformed into a medieval stronghold. Beneath its bulky walls, police officers carrying Kalashnikovs patrol ceaselessly. Bustling on the edge of muddy trenches, workers erected... Read more
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign stop in Muscatine, Iowa on Jan. 24, 2016. Evan Guest photo via Flickr We’re heading into uncharted waters by MIMI YAGOUB This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. In the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the U.S. presidential election, InSight Crime considers the impact... Read more
They just risked death to escape from extremists by KEVIN KNODELL During his campaign, U.S. president-elect Donald Trump talked up the threat of Syrian refugees turning out to be terrorists in disguise. On top of that, the Republican candidate called for complete ban on Muslims entering the United States “until... Read more
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
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