Alex Bennett
Alex Bennett
June 27, 2013

Bashar Al-Assad's New War: Has Syria's Civil War Been Hijacked By Foreign Fighters?

With outside factions gaining influence and foreign fighters continuing to enlist, is the Syrian Civil War as black and white as we are being told?

June 18, 2013

Taksim Square Protest: Turkey in the EU? Not After the Istanbul Protests

After three weeks of protest and a brutal crackdown, is Turkey still welcome in the EU? And if so, does the Erdogan government care?
June 12, 2013

Lionel Messi Tax Fraud: Is Soccer Star Part Of Spain's Effort to Squeeze Out More Tax Money?

FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi and his father have been accused of filing fraudelent tax returns in Spain. But are the allegations motivated by justice, or a desire for higher tax revenues?
June 11, 2013

PRISM Scandal: 'Troll the NSA' Email Seeks to Prank Surveillance Agency is asking the world to come together and simultaneously call/email a script loaded with terrorist-buzzwords.
June 8, 2013

NSA PRISM Program: Sorry, Americans — You Can't Vote Against National Security

How can you vote against NSA surveillance when it's been supported by both parties?
June 6, 2013

Euro Crisis: The IMF is a Bad Doctor, and Austerity is Bad Medicine

The IMF has admitted to serious mistakes in its handling of the Greek debt crisis. However, with deep flaws in the Eurozone unresolved, is the Troika just postponing the inevitable?

June 4, 2013

Taksim Square Protests: Is Turkey Telling the EU "Thanks But No Thanks"?

After nearly a week of violence, EU membership looks like a distant prospect for Turkey. Does this show Erdogan has turned his back on Europe and the human rights reforms it has demanded?
June 3, 2013

Turkey Protests: Has the Arab Spring Finally Reached Turkey?

Yesterdays protests against an Istanbul shopping mall have ended in violence. After two years of global protest, will this crackdown only backfire on PM Erdogan's government?
May 30, 2013

Bashar Al-Assad: Russia to Give Syria High-Tech Weapons Designed to Shoot Down Western Planes

Israeli intelligence officials traveled to Moscow to prevent an anti-aircraft weapon sale to Assad, but the West has given Russia no reason to abandon their long-time ally.
May 21, 2013

Maliki: Is Iraq PM's Repression Of Sunnis Driving Iraq's Violence?

The bloodshed in Iraq has only increased since the U.S.' withdrawal, but is it the Maliki government and its repression of Sunni interests, that is to blame?
May 16, 2013

Who Are the Syrian Rebels? A Basic Intelligence Briefing On the Assad Resistance

Syria is a very dangerous place right now, with multiple opposition groups jockeying for power against Assad's Ba'athist government. But rebel factionalism may be keeping Assad in power.