Blowback: Taliban target US intel’s shadow army
The Kabul Airport bombing shows there are shadowy forces in Afghanistan, willing to disrupt a peaceful transition after US troops leave. But what about US intel's own 'shadow army,' amassed over two decades of occupation? Who are they, and what is their agenda?
US ousts Imran Khan but his revolutionary narrative endures
Washington has reactivated old cronies in Islamabad to unseat PM Imran Khan, but the latter has sown seeds of immense dissatisfaction with the old guard and their US backers within the Pakistani public. And Khan's domestic and foreign allies will not sit by idly either.
Blood and oil: why Saudi Arabia will be bombed until the siege on Yemen is lifted
Riyadh refused Washington's pressure to increase oil production, then faced blistering attacks on its oil facilities and infrastructure from Yemen. Under increasing pressure to end its siege on Yemen, what will the Saudis do?
Double cross: how Lebanon’s military intelligence spies for London
Torchlight, a British security contractor with high-level security clearances from the UK government, has access to the Lebanese Army's military intelligence unit and its data files on Lebanese citizens. Why would a sovereign nation tolerate this foreign penetration of its most sensitive intel establishment?
Former Turkish Black Sea Commander: Erdogan is bartering away Turkey’s national interests
Turkey's former Black Sea Commander, Rear Admiral Türker Ertürk, tells us why his country's policies in Cyprus, Libya, Afghanistan and West Asia are so erratic – for one, President Erdogan's "outdated ideology" and its servile need to placate the West to the detriment of Turkish national interests.