How Mohammed bin Salman’s Biggest Gamble May Cost Him the Throne
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How Mohammed bin Salman’s Biggest Gamble May Cost Him the Throne

For much of its existence, Saudi Arabia was stable. It was an absolute monarchy which dealt with dissidents ruthlessly. Arbitrary detention, torture, disappearances at home and kidnappings abroad were its staple diet. Wahhabism was used as a brutal method of religious and social control. Kings bought popularity by handouts such as paying for degrees abroad….

The Long War in Afghanistan – Lying and Deceiving the American People
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The Long War in Afghanistan – Lying and Deceiving the American People

At a recent hearing “U.S. Lessons Learned in Afghanistan” before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko, clearly outlined the lies that Washington has told Americans during the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan that shows no real signs of progress or resolution other than the “conditional peace agreement” that was…

Trump Splashes Into Nile Dispute to Gain Leverage in Middle East
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Trump Splashes Into Nile Dispute to Gain Leverage in Middle East

The Trump administration has weighed in to back Egypt in its long-running dispute with Ethiopia over a crucial hydroelectric dam about to come into operation. Instead of taking a consensual approach to resolve the stand-off, President Trump has ditched a mediator role for the U.S. to become an advocate for Egypt. In doing so, the…

Capitalism is at War with Society
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Capitalism is at War with Society

The coronavirus pandemic is developing into a social, economic and political crisis on a scale that is without precedent. Yesterday’s drastic fall in global markets and especially in the United States, where Wall Street recorded its greatest one-day loss since 1987, arose from the recognition that the pandemic will massively impact the world economy and…

US Army Cites Cybersecurity Concerns In Scrapping Planned Purchase of Israeli Military Tech
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US Army Cites Cybersecurity Concerns In Scrapping Planned Purchase of Israeli Military Tech

After spending $373 million to buy two batteries of the Israeli-made Iron Dome missile defense system, the U.S. Army has announced that it is unable to integrate the batteries it purchased with its other air defense systems because Israel has refused to provide the Army with the source code. The Army asserted that without the…