Lt. Gen. Townsend visits Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. Sept., 2016. (by USMC Capt. Alvis)
18 Oct 2016

Iraqi Coalition Advances on Mosul; Putin Says US-Russia Relations Sacrificed for Political Campaigns

Iraqi, Kurdish and American forces are advancing on Mosul from various directions, and more in our global news round-up.

B-2A bomber drops JTA test version of B61 nuclear weapon over Tonopah Test Range in Nevada in 2011.(by NNSA, Dept of Energy)
14 Oct 2016

Mosul Battle Imminent; ISIS Safe Passage to Syria; US-Russia Brink or No Brink?

US warships fired missiles at Houthi targets in Yemen. A test drop of mock nuclear weapons was done in Nevada in early October, and more from around the world.

Fake image suggesting #TrumpWon started in Russia, which went viral and was initially treated as reality by multiple media outlets.
29 Sep 2016

Establishment Media Caught Promoting Fake Russian Story On #TrumpWon Hashtag

There is a specter haunting the establishment media, the specter of a Trump presidency. This idea is apparently so terrifying that no unethical and hypocritical action is too extreme for “mainstream” journalists to take if it they believe it will damage Trump’s presidential prospects. Enter the Russian threat. Russian President

G20 Evening Gala. Hangzhou, China. Sept., 2016 (by Pete Souza)
06 Sep 2016

Syrian Forces Surround Eastern Aleppo; CIA-Backed Rebel Shot British Journo

At the G20, Pres. Obama met with Turkish Pres. Erdogan, where he promised to help bring coup plotters to justice, and with Russian Pres. Putin, where they failed to agree on a Syria deal.

Wikileaks truck at the New York Times. Photo by wikileakstruck on Flickr.
01 Sep 2016

How Clinton And US Government Benefit When New York Times Attacks WikiLeaks

To use the words of Times reporters, whether by conviction, convenience, or coincidence, their attacks on Wikileaks dovetail with the interests of the Clinton campaign.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo by China state media outlet Xinhuanet.
29 Aug 2016

Hillary Clinton Connected To ‘Grand Godfather’ Of Extreme Nationalism, Putin

On Thursday, former Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Reno, Nevada, criticizing the “alt-right’s” support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"Bromance" by FolsomNatural on Flickr.
16 Aug 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 12: Combating Media Bias

Roqayah and Kumars talk to Adam Johnson about his work chronicling how mainstream media outlets serve as PR firms for government and other powerful interests.

International money collage. Photo by jonnimont on Flickr.
04 Apr 2016

Panama Papers: Document Leak Reveals Details Of Offshore Financial System

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists produced another substantial report on troubling offshore financial activities.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Sept., 2014 (by DoD)
18 Mar 2016

Erdogan Calls Out Europe ‘Dancing on a Minefield,’ ‘Nursing a Viper’

Next Cold War 3/18/16 The EU is wrangling with Turkey over an agreement to take back migrants and change their laws in exchange for political and financial rewards and calls out EU for their support of terror groups and treatment of migrants. Turkey is under pressure from a number of

Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missile (by US Army)
24 Feb 2016

Javelin Missiles on the Syrian Battlefield, CENTCOM and State Deny Provision

Next Cold War Roundup 2/24/16 Javelin Missiles Show Up on Battlefield in Syria _ Just as a cessation of hostilities agreement is being implemented, Javelin anti-tank guided missiles are showing up on the battlefield in Syria, in the hands of YPG Kurds in Shaddadi, in the Hasakah region.  Many US-backed