POLITICS

AFGHANISTAN FRONTLINES: How the Taliban Government Made Suicide Bombings a Formal Military Strategy

KABUL, Afghanistan – As I sipped tea in a garden on an unassuming Friday morning in September, a mammoth explosion detonated blocks away, followed by gunshots and police sirens. A pillar of black smoke...

We Are All Hunter Biden Now 

“The Hunter hard drive is like an ocean,” a reporter who was passed its contents by Rudy Giuliani tells me. “There is so much material… We are constantly excavating and making new discoveries. Something...

Wheat Prices Soar as Russia Exits Grain Pact, Flashing Back to Stalin’s Forced Starvation

Wheat prices are soaring as Vladimir Putin threatens déjà vu in Ukraine: Forced starvation.  Russia over the weekend withdrew from an agreement allowing grain exports from Ukraine through the Black Sea. The Kremlin has called...

Did George Bush Reveal Lacan’s ‘Big Other’ With Iraq-Ukraine Snafu? 

In a viral snafu blasted from branded political stage through social media pathways, George W. Bush compared Russia’s attack on Ukraine to the United States’ invasion of Iraq.  “The result is an absence of checks...
Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama Predicts Vladimir Putin Will Fall After Ukraine Overpowers Russia

Francis Fukuyama has a bold prediction for world order: Ukraine will overpower Russia, resulting in the fall of Vladimir Putin. "Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine," the historian wrote in an article...
IMF Head Kristalina Georgieva in Russia.

IMF Head Dismisses Global Recession, Calls $120 Billion Investments in Russia ‘Systemically Irrelevant’

The IMF projects that economic conditions in Russia won't trigger a global financial crisis. "For now, no," International Monetary Fund Head Kristalina Georgieva told CBS on Sunday when asked whether Russia's reeling economic situation could...
Ukrainians are bracing for Russia's nuclear weapons

Will Putin Deploy Nuclear Weapons? Ukrainians Brace for Chernobyl 2.0 

KYIV, Ukraine – General Serhiy Kryvonos stands guard at Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport, moving between glass windows shattered by rockets and his men wedged behind a mounting pile of sandbags. “We’re ready for anything,” Kryvonos,...
Pandemic After COVID

U.S. Intelligence Agency Warns of ‘New Pandemic’ After COVID

A new global pandemic could emerge after COVID, according to U.S. Intelligence agencies. "Countries globally remain vulnerable to the emergence of a novel pathogen that could cause a devastating new pandemic," writes the Office of...

Separatists, Chemical Plants, and Shelled Buildings: What Donbas Reveals About Putin’s Ukraine Playbook

While Russia's entrenched combat is new to Americans, it is business as usual for Ukrainians in Donbas. “We are ready to fight. And this is our message to the world: We are ready to fight...

Meta Bans Israeli ‘Cyber Mercenaries’ That Targeted Journalists, Palestinians, and Activists

Meta has banned from its platform four 'cyber mercenary' firms headquartered in Israel, which the company says conducted surveillance on human rights activists, journalists, and "critics of authoritarian regimes."  “These companies are part of a...