Saudi Iranian Rivalry Polarises Nigerian Muslims

by James M. Dorsey A recent ban on a militant, Iranian-backed Shiite group raised the spectre of the Saudi Iranian rivalry spilling onto Nigerian streets as security forces launched a manhunt to find the alleged Boko Haram operatives who killed… Continue Reading  

In the Shadow of Donald Trump

by Tom Engelhardt Breaking News! — as NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt often puts it when beginning his evening broadcast. Here, in summary, is my view of the news that’s breaking in the United States on just about any… Continue Reading  

Trump: The Hunger President

by John Feffer One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. The quote comes from Stalin. The policy comes from Donald Trump. Trump famously changed his policy on Syria after seeing photographs of a couple Syrian children… Continue Reading  

Evaluating the US Military Pivot to Africa

by Nick Turse It’s rare to hear one top military commander publicly badmouth another, call attention to his faults, or simply point out his shortcomings. Despite a seemingly endless supply of debacles from strategic setbacks to quagmire conflicts since 9/11,… Continue Reading  

Terrorism: State Support Is Self-Defeating

by Shireen T. Hunter The end of June and the beginning of July were especially bloody times as terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) struck in several places. As usual, Baghdad, especially its Shia quarters, were favorite… Continue Reading