Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, via AFP

Regime Change in Riyadh? The CIA has Just Publicly Dumped MbS

A fascinating FT article suggests Western intelligence agencies have now dumped Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman after he's been personally accused by world leaders — foremost among them Turkey's President Erdogan and US President Trump — for ordering the brutal murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Implicit in the article, rich with quotes from current and former US …

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Understanding the Khashoggi ‘Game’ Being Played Out by Erdogan

Stalin said that the death of one man is a tragedy, the death of a million a statistic. And the death of one man, Khashoggi, at the hand of Saudi assassins in Turkey has reinforced that axiom. One man’s death has set the whole complex Middle Eastern political vortex spinning. The first effect of his …

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Germany’s Arms Suspension to Saudi Arabia is Shooting the West in the Foot

Merkel said that her country won’t fulfill its contractual commitment to provide the Saudis with hundreds of millions of dollars of arms this year until Riyadh responsibly answers all the questions pertaining to Khashoggi’s killing, which she even termed a “monstrosity” and promised that she’ll pressure her other EU allies to follow suit. For as …

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Opportunities and Obstacles from Venezuela

During an event celebrating the 81st anniversary of the Guardia Nacional Bolivariana de Venezuela, two drones, each carrying 1 kilogram of C-4 explosives, descended on Caracas. One of the drones hovered over a residential apartment, collided with the building, and fell to the ground where it detonated. However, the first drone, which exploded 14 seconds …

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Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 October 2018 © Global Look Press / Cris Faga

Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro a Pinochet or a Populist?

The victory of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, Latin America's most populous country and co-founder of the BRICS bloc, has understandably caused much fluttering in the dovecotes of leftists and liberals around the globe. But what the Bolsonaro victory shows is not so much the strength of far-right ideas as the weakness of the …

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Why Is Pentagon Weaponizing Insects?

There is strong evidence that the Pentagon, through its research and development agency, DARPA, is developing genetically modified insects that would be capable of destroying agriculture crops of a potential enemy. The claim has been denied by DARPA, but leading biologists have sounded the alarm on what is taking place using new “gene-editing” CRISPR technology …

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It’s Official: Even Hard Science Entering New Dark Age

It’s not a shock that Postmodernism has taken hold of subjects such as Literature or Social Anthropology. The more subjective the subject is, the easier it is for ideology to infiltrate it. But surely quantitative science—like genetics and physics—will survive as a fortress of logic? Wrong. An article this week in The New York Times …

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