Will Russia Go Into Libya Next?

Herein may sound like rampant speculation, but I'm not the only one considering it: according to The Economist, high ranking European diplomats also wonder if Russia will make Libya the next frontier of adventure.  There are good reasons to consider why Putin may be doing so. First off, a brief history of Putin's affair with war. … Continue reading Will Russia Go Into Libya Next?

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Why Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Want Those 28 Pages Declassified

The answer, it may seem, is simple: yet another cover-up, yet another scandal brushed under the rug, more nasty men in the halls of power getting away with the terrible things they do. Such a narrative gives us a simple good vs. bad tale of morality, with evil Saudi princes laughing behind closed doors.  As … Continue reading Why Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Want Those 28 Pages Declassified

The World According to Bernie Sanders

It's rather rare for me to have an opportunity to hear directly from the horse's mouth: I rely, as so many do, on public media.  But this weekend Senator Bernie Sanders paid a visit to Coney Island; a mere handful of subway stops away, it seemed unconscionable to not bother my Sunday with a speech. … Continue reading The World According to Bernie Sanders

The Panama Papers Prove The Perils of One Party Rule

Alliteration is fun, but it can also be, on occasion, accurate. This post is addressing the one party fan boys out there: the article commenters who wave the Russian flag over the smoldering schools of Syria, the folks who sing the praises of the Gulf Arab royals who manage their ever so tall towers, and … Continue reading The Panama Papers Prove The Perils of One Party Rule