What “Drill, Baby, Drill” Means In The South China Sea
Opinion

What “Drill, Baby, Drill” Means In The South China Sea

There’s a blue hole in the South China Sea. Longdong (“Dragon Hole”) is an astonishing 300,89 meters deep, in deep blue waters around Yongle, a major coral reef in the Paracel islands (or Xisha, in their Chinese denomination). Cynics may argue that after the recent ruling in The Hague largely against China’s “nine-dash line”, the…

Middle East

The Syrian conflict: An Iranian perspective on the Russian involvement and a potential Turkish cooperation

Aram Mirzaei Since the fall of 2015, the Syrian-Iranian-Russian coalition has been highly effective in the Syrian conflict, scoring multiple victories on the battlefield, most notably in the Latakia and Aleppo provinces where over 90% of the Latakia province was liberated from the Western-backed throatcutters. In February, a nationwide ceasefire was negotiated by the US…

New deterrance: US plans to upgrade its nuclear bomb
North America

New deterrance: US plans to upgrade its nuclear bomb

The National Nuclear Security Administration has given the go ahead for work to continue on upgrading its B61 nuclear bomb. The move comes as the Pentagon embarks on a multi-billion-dollar scheme to improve its nuclear arsenal. The decision taken by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) authorized the program to enter a post-engineering phase, which…

SS head Himmler’s diary published in Germany from Russian archive
Europe

SS head Himmler’s diary published in Germany from Russian archive

A diary of high-ranking Nazi Heinrich Himmler discovered in a Russian military archive is being published in Germany by Bild. The 1,000-page document sheds light on the routinely evil everyday activities of the head of the SS and Holocaust supervisor. Bild daily launched the publication of selected excerpts from Himmler’s diary on Tuesday. The diary,…

U.S. Says New Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Libya Has No End Point at This Particular Moment
Opinion

U.S. Says New Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Libya Has No End Point at This Particular Moment

The U.S. launched a major new military campaign against ISIS on Monday when U.S. planes bombed targets in Libya, responding to requests from the U.N.-backed Libyan government. Strikes took place in the coastal town of Sirte, which ISIS took in June of last year. The strikes represent a significant escalation in the U.S. war against…

The American Empire is Playing a Dangerous Game with its Nuclear Weapons Arsenal
Opinion

The American Empire is Playing a Dangerous Game with its Nuclear Weapons Arsenal

The Day After Nuclear Armageddon: Armchair Warriors, Chicken Hawks and the Colonization of Mars? Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it. John Lennon The…