The biggest battle of Yemen's most recent civil war is underway, and honestly, there's good reason not to know much about what's going on. From Reuters: Arab coalition troops stormed the airport in Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Tuesday and captured large areas of the compound in battles with Iran-aligned Houthis, a Yemeni military source, … Continue reading Yemen, As Simple as Possible
What in the hell is happening between America and Iran? It's been easy to get lost in the details. A complicated deal, the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Protocol of Action, just had one of its key members, the United States, pull out. This has been painted as both stupid and brave, by the usual suspects. America's … Continue reading What the hell is going on between America and Iran?
From Reuters: U.S.-backed Syrian militias cut the last main road out of Islamic State-held Raqqa on Monday, severing the highway between the group's de facto capital and its stronghold of Deir al-Zor province, a militia spokesman said. The rapid collapse of the Islamic State's territory is no accident. It took months to build up steam … Continue reading Reuters: U.S. Allies Cuts Road to Islamic State Capital
Chapter 9 preview of The 21st Century Made Super.
Turkey shot down a Russian jet and got away with it. Why it wanted to, and why geopolitics allowed such a thing to happen.
If you're going to care about geopolitics this year, these are the places to watch.
Here now is a classic moment of why I started this website. Americans, apparently, have stereotypically fuzzy knowledge of where Ukraine is. If they can't even figure out where the fuck the place is, how can they decide if it's worth starting World War III over? (Interestingly, the more ignorant, the more likely to support … Continue reading Attention Americans! Yes, you should know where Ukraine is (and that’s just the beginning of where you should be informing your opinion)