Stavridis: Shill for Military Contractor?

by Eli Clifton On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Retired Admiral James Stavridis is on Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for a vice presidential candidate alongside Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA). We’ve previously reported on Stavridis’s opposition to the Iran deal… Continue Reading  

France and Iran Are Back to Business

by Emma Scott After a decade of wrangling over the nuclear program, President Rouhani found himself in Italy and France last week in search of business in the automotive, transportation, hydrocarbon, and industrial sectors. That Rouhani choose to visit Paris… Continue Reading  

Combating the Islamic State: Turkey the Spoiler

by Wayne White Turkey has disrupted efforts to isolate and weaken the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) since last year. Having the longest border with Syria, Turkey has been a serious obstacle in dealing with the military challenge IS poses… Continue Reading  

On European Hysteria in the Aftermath of the Paris Attacks

by Sajjad Safaei In the days after Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately slammed his aircraft into the mountains and killed all 150 people on board, chilling details began to emerge about what really went on in the cockpit of the… Continue Reading  

Je Suis Encore Charlie?

by John Feffer Charlie was a pretty good musician. He played guitar, composed songs. Dennis Wilson, the drummer and co-founder of the Beach Boys, befriended Charlie and tried to help him make it in the music industry. He arranged for… Continue Reading