Why has Belgium become such a focus of European jihad?
An interview with Belgian scholar Didier Leroy
- Joost Hiltermann
The devastating suicide bombings in Brussels on Tuesday morning have raised new questions about jihadist networks based in Belgium, which were also believed to be behind the attacks in Paris in November. The attacks at the main Belgian airport and ...
Restructuring the US-NATO Chain of Command
- Manlio Dinucci Μάνλιο Ντινούτσι مانليو دينوتشي
There is a new Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, chosen according to NATO’s democratic process.
President Barack Obama —who is head of state, head of government and commander in chief of the armed ...
Exposing the Libyan Agenda: A Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails
- Ellen Brown
Critics have long questioned why violent intervention was necessary in Libya. Hillary Clinton’s recently published emails confirm that it was less about protecting the people from a dictator than about money, banking, and preventing African ...
From Mexico To Africa, Israel’s Dark History Of Training War Criminals, Gangs & Oppression
- Kit O’Connell
In 1989 for example, Israel was accused of training paramilitary forces belonging to Colombia’s deadly Medellin drug cartel, a group responsible for the deaths of numerous government officials, police and civilians.
In this Sunday, Jan. 11, ...
Saudi Arabia's Oversupply of Oil Has Little to Do With Economics and Everything to Do With Politics
- Vijay Prashad
What was the political gain for the Kingdom in forcing the price of oil to drop to perilously low levels for the oil producers?
Saudi Arabia drilled deep into its wells over the course of the past two years, driving oil prices down as a result. Was ...
Gaza is laboratory for US-Mexico border tunnel warfare
- Rania Khalek
No longer content with suffocating Gaza by air, land and sea, Israel is expanding its blockade below ground with a new tunnel warfare system.
The US government is bankrolling the project to the tune of $120 million, with hopes of installing the technology ...
There Appears to Be a Truce After Years of Hostilities Between the World's Great Oil Producers
Will OPEC be able to enforce this deal?
- Vijay Prashad
In Doha, Qatar’s capital, the energy ministers of Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela huddled behind closed doors at the St. Regis Hotel. These four countries account for about a third of the world oil output. The combined oil output from ...
The real coalition against Daesh is the "4+1": Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq plus Hezbollah
Interview with Pepe Escobar
The real coalition against Daesh is the "4+1": Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq plus Hezbollah. Their advances on the ground, and on the record, speak for themselves. The US-led-from-behind coalition is mostly for show.
Pepe Escobar ...
Wall Street’s Savage Reckoning: Clouds Gather Over G-20 Summit
- Mike Whitney
Finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s biggest economies met in Shanghai, China over the weekend to discuss many of the problems for which they alone are responsible. Leading the list of issues, was the steady deceleration ...
Russian Diplomat Drops a Bombshell: US Expected ISIS to Seize Damascus by October
- Alexander Mercouris
In an article in a British newspaper Russia's ambassador to the UK reveals the Russians were told by the Western powers that after the US proclaimed a no-fly zone ISIS would capture Damascus
Alexander Yakovenko, Russia’s ambassador to Britain, ...