How Come Military Contractors Are Doing All of Washington’s Dirty Work?
Opinion

How Come Military Contractors Are Doing All of Washington’s Dirty Work?

It is no secret that the last couple decades saw an abrupt increase in the number of private military companies or private security contractors (PMCs), the overall budgets of some easily surpass the military budgets of certain sovereign states. The turning point in the creation of such companies occurred in 1995 during military operations conducted by the…

The Curious Case of Jared Kushner and the Israel Lobby
Opinion

The Curious Case of Jared Kushner and the Israel Lobby

Even before he assumed office, Donald Trump had appointed Jared Kushner to be his point-person on US relations with the Middle East. The latter was specifically charged with forging an Israel-Palestine peace plan, which Trump, in typical flamboyant fashion, called “the ultimate deal“. Leaders throughout the region and analysts who’ve devoted much of their lives…