Investigations
Al Jazeera’s Fall From Grace – How A News Outlet Became A Tool Of The State
Though viewed by many as one of few unbiased news sources in the Middle East, Al Jazeera’s stripes are showing as it expands into social media. The network’s subservience to the government of Qatar has become unmistakably obvious as it tries to expand its audience.
NATO’s War Of Resources Is Causing A Humanitarian Crisis In West Africa
As millions suffer from hunger, disease, illiteracy and grinding poverty in the Lake Chad region of West Africa, a sinister game of resource extraction and exploitation is playing out, with geopolitics at the heart of it all.
How The CIA And A Tech Startup Are Arming Police, Intelligence Agencies
Police officers and private security contractors are getting hi-tech help with their surveillance efforts - and the CIA is picking up the tab.
Trump’s Russia Charm Offensive Is Meant To Isolate Iran, China
Donald Trump and his administration have been conspicuously cozy towards Russia since coming into power. But their friendliness is likely motivated not by genuine interest in improving relations, but by a desire to control and contain Iran and China.
Newly Declassified CIA Report Exposes Over 25 Years Of U.S. Plans To Destabilize Syria
A CIA report, drafted in 1986, details the agency’s “purposely provocative” analysis of the regime’s vulnerabilities and the potential to destabilize and oust then-President Hafez al-Assad.
The Troubling, Deadly History Of Bipartisan Efforts To Militarize The Mexico-US Border
Though the border wall is emblematic of Trump’s presidency and political persona, it has long been a bipartisan effort that long precedes Trump’s rise to power.
China’s Strategy In Its ‘War On Terror’: Jobs Not Drones
The Chinese government is employing a unique strategy to reduce the threat of terrorism in its historically unstable Tibet and Xinjiang autonomous regions. By providing new jobs and better housing, the government has managed to quell the threat of separatism.
From Taiwan Call To ‘One China’ Policy, Trump Keeps China — And Experts — On Edge
Taking sides in the heated ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea between China and other countries in the region is only the latest piece of Trump’s erratic stance on China. But is this part of a carefully calculated strategy or a blatant display of ignorance?
US Labor Unions Push Back At Trump On Pipelines And Environmental Deregulation
As Trump wages a ‘shock and awe’ campaign of rolling back climate and environment-related rules, many organized labor unions are speaking out against projects like Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines, which they say will bring environmental chaos and not many jobs.
Making America Broke Again: Trump & The Inevitable Financial Crisis
Trump can either ‘bite the bullet’ now if he really wants to improve the American economy or he can ‘kick the can down the road’ like his predecessors have, noted financial commentator Peter Schiff tells MintPress.