We’ve published three books that work as a surreal trilogy about the current events in the Middle East. In Benghazi: The Definitive Report, Brandon and I wrote about how the View More ›
Several media outlets have recently run articles about the impact the legalization of marijuana has been having on the Mexican cartels. Most (such as those from VICE or DailyKos) have been View More ›
There is a lot of talk in the media and among military and political leaders these days about the Kurds and their fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. This author View More ›
According to a December 4, 2014 report in The Hill, a newspaper that covers the goings-on in the U.S. Congress (please, withhold your jokes about it being a one-page newsletter, or a bi-monthly, one-page pamphlet…)
If the US does not have the stomach for total war, nor the will to conduct a multi-decade traditional counter-insurgency campaign, what are our options?
The Kurdish freedom fighters of the YPG (People’s Protection Units) have been fighting and dying in their war against ISIS in Syria. They’ve put up a noble fight to the View More ›
One YPG member told me about a Daash fighter he shot four times with a Dragonov sniper rifle. The jihadist went down but kept trying to get back up.
Sudan is no stranger to conflict and death, having suffered decades of internal civil war that began in 1955 and continued to the most recent flashpoint that began right after South View More ›
Earlier this week, Russia and the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia finalized an agreement strengthening ties between Moscow and Sukhumi. The agreement, signed in Sochi on November 24, deepens cooperation View More ›
A damning report penned by the United Nations Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group, submitted to the UN Security Council in October 2014 for approval, has outlined potentially damaging UN sanction View More ›