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Military Industrial Simple

A two decade taxpayer-subsidised merger & acquisition spree has turned the Military Industrial Complex into something that would be totally unrecognizable to … Keep Reading

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Intelligence Community mobilizes for Cyber War with Russia

A phalanx of U.S. intelligence leaders confirmed this week ongoing Russian cyber and malign operations, attacks against U.S. midterm elections, and plans to counter the threat. FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, National Security Adviser John R. Bolton, National Security Agency head Gen. Paul M. Nakasone,… Keep Reading

Image Pakistan’s military and its largest political party face off [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Reuters]

Pakistan’s military and its largest political party face off

Pakistan’s military has always been willing to intervene in politics, and a political party is challenging its authority. A months long campaign to undermine the Pakistan Muslim League appears to have paid off. Pakistan’s voters may have driven the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N)… Keep Reading

Image A Russian proposal to the refugees of Syria [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP]

A Russian proposal to the refugees of Syria

Russia is not resting on its laurels. With Syria’s central government readying to dismantle the last remainders of opposition in Daraa, Russia is seeking to re-legitimise the al Assad regime. To accomplish this, Russia and Syria are capitalizing on a refugee crisis, a lack of… Keep Reading

Image Texas Oil Boom Causes Headaches [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Marie D. De Jesus]

Texas Oil Boom Causes Headaches

In spite of increasing oil production, U.S. oil businesses are struggling due to lack of infrastructure and uncertain international conditions. 2018 was the year US domestic oil production was supposed to hit its true stride. It was thought a high domestic output would stabilize a… Keep Reading

Image The Night Turkey's Democracy Died on a Bridge of Martyrs [Lima Charlie News]

The Night Turkey’s Democracy Died on a Bridge of Martyrs

Two years ago Turkey’s President survived the attempted coup d’etat enabling what is now a country ruled by one man. The demise of Turkey’s democracy would come on a bridge of martyrs. Everyone in Turkey has something to say about that fateful summer evening. Everyone has something… Keep Reading

Image Iraq oil production threatened by growing unrest [Lima Charlie News] (AP Photo)

Iraq oil production threatened by growing unrest

Rising unemployment, lack of essential services and security concerns have caused civil unrest in Iraq’s southern areas. A growing number of protestors, amid a violent government response is now threatening local stability and oil production. On July 15th, a gathering of a few dozen protestors… Keep Reading

Image Opinion | America’s Upside Down Foreign Policy [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]

Opinion | America’s Upside Down Foreign Policy

The Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy called for the US to focus on countering China and Russia on the world stage. Yet, while past presidents have deviated from or even ignored the NDS, President Trump appears to be going in the exact opposite strategic direction. In… Keep Reading

Image Opinion | Turkey trades Democracy over promises of greatness [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis / AP]

Opinion | Turkey trades Democracy over promises of greatness

Has Erdogan’s re-election sealed the fate of Turkey’s fragile democracy? On June 24th, Turkey held two simultaneous elections, the parliamentary and general elections. The latter saw the controversial, albeit predictable re-election of the country’s incumbent president of 15-years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. President Erdogan has now… Keep Reading

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