Reading Time: 6 minutes Confirmation that two missiles brought down the Ukrainian airliner seems to answer one question — but others remain open.
Reading Time: 6 minutes For a moment, the assassination of Qassem Soleimani raised fears of a new wave of violence in Lebanon. Now, the people of this war-torn country are back to fighting corruption.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not clear how it is that video cameras were on hand to capture Wednesday’s 6 AM downing of the Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran. Does that suggest it wasn’t the accident officials claim it was?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The rest of the world is bewildered by President Donald Trump’s decision to escalate tensions with Iran. Nothing we are seeing in the international press bodes well for the US.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Fear is growing among Hong Kong’s protesters that China’s totalitarian crackdown in the western province of Xinjiang is a dark warning of things to come.
Reading Time: 3 minutes As the process to impeach President Donald Trump accelerated, WhoWhatWhy surveys global opinion.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Saudi Arabia and its links to terrorism are worth keeping an eye on… but hardly anybody is doing that. After the latest terrorist attack involving a Saudi citizen, it should be clear to everyone that the country’s leadership deserves a much closer look. WhoWhatWhy is way ahead of the curve.
Reading Time: 22 minutes Why are the authorities not looking into ties between violence committed by Saudis on US soil and the Saudi royal family?
Reading Time: 4 minutes WhoWhatWhy assesses the global opinion of the president. Is Donald Trump loved or loathed? Is he a laughingstock or respected as a strong leader?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Democracy is a dangerous pursuit these days in Hong Kong — candidates and activists in crucial elections have been violently attacked.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Suspicions of Turkish help for ISIS deepen after US raid targets leader in part of Syria held by Turkish-backed rebels.
Reading Time: 4 minutes While the Syrian regime, Russia and Turkey have emerged as the biggest winners of the US exit from Syria, hidden understandings and ambiguities of the ceasefire deal bode more bloodshed.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Getting into northeastern Syria is easier than staying there. Turkey is about to find out — and the ultimate winners are likely to be ISIS and the Assad regime
Reading Time: 3 minutes A deadly explosion in Russia provided a glimpse of a future in which tiny plutonium reactors could propel unstoppable nuclear bombs.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Turkey’s authoritarian president has just suffered a major symbolic and financial blow in Istanbul’s mayoral election rerun. The outcome means that the future of NATO’s second-largest member is even more uncertain.
Reading Time: 6 minutes President Donald Trump has gone after Chinese electronics giant Huawei in recent months. But his attacks may have backfired: The company now has a heroic reputation back home and sales are soaring. At the same time, companies like Apple are suffering.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Russ Baker takes a tour through the KGB Museum of grotesque and quaint spy tools, located in the heart of New York City, of all places.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A great deal remains to be discovered about the disgraced lawyer’s Russia ties and the nature of his nearly two-decade dalliance with Trump. Will Congress ask?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Young Saudi men facing serious charges in the US manage to escape their day in court and receive a quick flight home. Such meddling in foreign justice is a curious development, considering the hostility the Kingdom shows toward outside influence on its own internal affairs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The notorious Steele Dossier claimed Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-personal lawyer and soon to be convict, was in Prague in summer 2016 meeting Russians — allegations he denies. But new reports concerning his cell phone geolocation metadata may substantiate the dossier.