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Yevgeny Prigozhin

Peace Data and Prigozhin’s Service to Putin

Some journalists on the left like Aaron Mate and Dan Lazare tell me that the charges of Russian interference in U.S. politics are a “hoax” or “don’t really matter.” While I share their opposition to a new Cold War with Russia,  that does not require averting one’s eyes from the record of Yevgeny Prigozhin, international...


U.S. Secret Wars in Africa Rage on, Despite Talk of Downsizing

From Nick Turse, one of the world’s leading experts on U.S. Special Operations Command: Today, more U.S. commandos are deployed to Africa than to any other region of the world except the Middle East. Back in 2006, there were only 70 special operators deployed across Africa. Source: U.S. Secret Wars in Africa Rage on, Despite...


Targeted Assassinations: Trump Tops Obama

It’s not really open to dispute that America’s drone wars are controlled by secretive agencies and secrets laws. Both Donald Rumsfeld, a crusty conservative, and Barack Obama, a liberal internationalist, tried to make the U.S. drone apparatus more publicly accountable. Both failed. Now President Trump, an authoritarian nationalist, is escalating the drone wars without much...