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Peer Reviewed Study Asserts US History of Interfering in Foreign Elections

Washington, D.C. — The mainstream media continues to report heavily on Russian interference in the U.S. election process narrative, but according to a peer...

New Yorker Reporter Downplays Competency, Effectiveness of Russian “Troll Farm”

Washington, D.C.— Following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three organizations allegedly behind a Russian “troll farm” accused of interfering...

Fmr. CIA Director Admits the U.S. Interferes in Foreign Elections

Washington, D.C. – After the federal indictment of 13 Russian citizens accused of conspiracy to defraud the US, former Bill Clinton-era CIA director James...

Reports: Russian Mercenaries Killed by US Air Strikes in Syria

Deir ez-Zor, Syria— Numerous Russian mercenaries were reportedly killed last week in U.S. attack that has the potential to destabilize an already tumultuous situation....

Trump Halts Declassifying Democrat Memo; Revisions Underway

Washington, D.C.— On Friday evening, President Trump declined to release the Democratic House Intelligence memo, noting that he was “unable” to declassify the memo,...

FBI Informant: Russia Directed Millions to US to Ensure “Affirmative Decisions”...

Washington, D.C. — According to a written statement to three congressional committees, an FBI informant associated with the Uranium One deal alleged that the Russian...

Trump Calls NATO ‘Obsolete’

Following the deadly March 22 coordinated terror attacks in Brussels, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing that the Brussels-headquartered North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

Clinton Email Shows US Sought Syria Regime Change for Israel’s Sake

It is rare for a succinct foreign policy platform paper to so fully encapsulate a candidate’s thinking process. A State Department email of Hillary Clinton, available on WikiLeaks, lays out the Democratic front-runner’s strategy as an architect of US intervention in Syria, shows the flawed reasoning that beget the scheme.

Syria Peace Talks Begin in Geneva, With ‘No Plan B’

The latest round of Syrian peace talks began Monday in Geneva, with UN officials saying there is no plan for the government and rebels to actually meet face-to-face at all during the talks, with the UN simply ferrying messages back and forth.

Syrian al-Qaeda Seizes US-Made Missiles in Fight

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian wing, Jabhat al-Nusra, has turned on one of their traditional allies in Idlib Province, the US-backed Free Syrian Army wing called Division 13, accusing the group of planning to attack its own bases.

Violations Reported, But Syria Ceasefire Mostly Holds

Both Syrian rebels and government allies reported multiple ceasefire violations over the weekend, each blaming the other side for all violations, but by and large the ceasefire held through the weekend, with fighting enormously down from pre-ceasefire levels.

Syrian Rebels Backtrack on Endorsement of Ceasefire

Yesterday, the Syrian rebel faction the “High Negotiations Council” (HNC) announced that it intended to abide by the ceasefire deal announced by the US and Russia. Today, they have backed off of that, saying they support the idea in theory, but haven’t committed to it.

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Claims Russia Has ‘Not Gone After ISIS’

During the latest Democratic Debate Thursday, Hillary Clinton defended her reservations towards Russia by claiming that the Russians "have not gone after ISIS or...

Syrian Islamists Face Growing Pressure on Multiple Fronts

North Syrian Islamist faction the Levantine Front is facing mounting losses in Aleppo Province, as their battle with the Syrian military turns sour just as the Kurdish YPG is mounting its own offensive in the area, imperiling them on another front.

UN Declares Syria Talks ‘Paused,’ But Both Sides Argue They Never...

by Jason Ditz UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura today declared a “pause” of the Geneva-based Syrian peace talks, saying both sides need to do...

Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Retake Latakia Town

Syrian military forces, backed by Hezbollah forces on the ground and Russian airstrikes, have retaken the Latakia Province town of Salma, along with strategically important hillsides around the town’s outskirts.

Russian Defense Ministry Accuses The U.S. of Fighting ISIS ‘In Word...

The Russian Defense Ministry accused the U.S. of fighting ISIS "in word only, instead of taking real action" after the Pentagon refused to give...

Kerry: US Not Seeking Regime Change in Syria

by Jason Ditz During his visit to Moscow, Secretary of State John Kerry talked at length with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and came out of...

Foreign Fighters in Iraq, Syria More Than Doubled in 16 Months

Roughly spanning the period since the US launched its war against ISIS, the number of foreign Islamist fighters who’ve flocked to Iraq and Syria has far more than doubled from June 2014, providing a huge influx of new fighters for ISIS and other groups.

NATO Unveils Expansion Plans, Invites Montenegro

by Jason Ditz Far from the Atlantic and not particularly northerly, the tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro has formally been invited today to join NATO,...

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