Quiet Since WWII, Japan Begins $44 Billion Re-Militarization to Confront China

Quiet Since WWII, Japan Begins $44 Billion Re-Militarization to Confront China

The days of post-World War II pacifism in Japan are more or less over. The Japanese government has announced it will bolster its coast guard capabilities to defend disputed islands in the East China Sea. China also claims and regularly patrols these islands. The coast guard budget is expected to reach a record of 210 billion…

Commandos Without Borders:  America’s Elite Troops Partner with African Forces but Pursue U.S. Aims

Commandos Without Borders: America’s Elite Troops Partner with African Forces but Pursue U.S. Aims

Al-Qaeda doesn’t care about borders. Neither does the Islamic State or Boko Haram. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc thinks the same way. “[T]errorists, criminals, and non-state actors aren’t bound by arbitrary borders,” the commander of Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) told an interviewer early this fall. “That said, everything we do is not organized around recognizing…

Intelligence Agencies are Running Al-Qaeda Camps in North Africa?

Intelligence Agencies are Running Al-Qaeda Camps in North Africa?

An unpublished report by a government advisor and UN consultant, obtained exclusively by INSURGE intelligence, accuses Western and Algerian security services of complicity in al-Qaeda terrorist activity across North Africa. The academic report focuses on damning evidence that a devastating al-Qaeda terrorist attack on the Tigantourine gas plant near In Amenas, Algeria, was orchestrated by…

Moroccan Spring in November?

Moroccan Spring in November?

Tens of thousands of Moroccans took part in demonstrations against the “hogra.” This is the local term for arbitrariness, arrogance and the injustice of power against the little man. The death of fish-merchant, Muhsin Fikri, became the detonator of discontent. He had been picked-out by the police, which issued a decision to scrap his goods, for selling…

Zimbabwe Goes Down the Path of Hyperinflation… Again.

Zimbabwe Goes Down the Path of Hyperinflation… Again.

Some people just don’t learn. After becoming the most famous case of hyperinflation in modern history roughly ten years ago, Zimbabwe is about to have another go at conjuring paper money out of thin air. I’m sure this time will be different. You know the story. Starting in the late 1990s, the Zimbabwe government’s policies…