Reading Time: 10 minutes CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou explains why acting CIA director Gina Haspel has said “Yes” to torture at every opportunity, and what the CIA under her control might look like.
Reading Time: 25 minutes A recently unearthed 1950s report by an international commission concluded the US used bioweapons on North Korea. It raises doubts about claims that captured Americans were brainwashed into confessing the use of such weapons.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Geopolitics expert and bestselling author Ian Bremmer talks to Jeff Schechtman about how, for the West, security and prosperity have worked against each other, how technology feeds this divide, how China has benefited from it all, and how those left behind see a future that is obsolete.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Independent longtime Middle East journalist and former ABC News foreign correspondent Charles Glass provides a blunt primer on the current state of play in Syria and the broader Middle East.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Rex Bradford is the leading archivist on the assassination of JFK. What he says in this week’s WhoWhatWhy Podcast may be as far as the story ever goes.
Reading Time: 17 minutes Higher education has evolved into a key source for obtaining military and technological intelligence. The post-9/11 efforts of the CIA and FBI, and the proliferation of international students have proven a fertile ground for nurturing future spies.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Over the next ten years, millions of jobs will be eliminated, both blue and white collar. A Universal Basic Income is a pro-capitalist idea, that may be the only answer for the onslaught of AI and automation.
Reading Time: 29 minutes Charles Swift recounts the challenges he faced in defending the widow of Omar Mateen, who killed 49 at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in 2016. Swift won a full acquittal for the widow despite government misconduct.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Jamie Bartlett, whose TED Talk about the “dark web” has been viewed by over two million people, explains how democracy and technology may be incompatible.
Reading Time: 22 minutes Richard Smith thinks that we face a global emergency and that nothing short of changing the operating system of the world economy will suffice to stop it.