Kim Jong-Un Issues More Threats to U.S. in Weekend Speech, Promotes Sister to High-Ranking Position Amid Rising Tensions With West

By: Zack Duvall   In yet another televised speech filled with threats to the U.S. and taunts to the Trump administration, rogue despot Kim Jong-Un said on Saturday that he was rebuilding the North’s military arsenal to serve as a “powerful deterrent” to the U.S. and its allies in the region. “Our (North Korea’s) nuclear weapons are a powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and … Continue reading Kim Jong-Un Issues More Threats to U.S. in Weekend Speech, Promotes Sister to High-Ranking Position Amid Rising Tensions With West

6 Years as a Hostage, a Freed Al-Qaeda Prisoner Opens Up

By: Zack Duvall For Johan Gustafsson November 25, 2011 will forever be a day that will remain fresh in his mind, because that is the day that he was kidnapped by al-Qaeda related terrorists just hours after arriving in Timbuktu, Mali Gustafsson was just one of three European and South African hostages, known as the ‘Timbuktu 3’, that the al-Qaeda linked group held captive for … Continue reading 6 Years as a Hostage, a Freed Al-Qaeda Prisoner Opens Up

Freedom Warriors: The Story of the Kurdish Independence Movement

By: Zack Duvall With Kurdish voters set to vote on independence from Iraq, many U.S. foreign policy experts are weighing in on the subject and how it would impact the U.S. decision-making in that part of the world. For decades, the Kurdish people have been the target of numerous Baathist-led governments in Iraq that have long been actively seeking the destruction of Kurdistan and the … Continue reading Freedom Warriors: The Story of the Kurdish Independence Movement

Iran Fires Yet Another Ballistic Missile, Promises Further Tests

By: Zack Duvall   Iranian officials have once again violated multiple international resolutions put in place in order to cease its continued development of weapons capable of delivering nuclear payloads. The new violation comes in the form of yet another ballistic missile test by the terror-sponsoring regime while the U.S. and its partners in the UN passed another round of sanctions against Tehran. The news … Continue reading Iran Fires Yet Another Ballistic Missile, Promises Further Tests

North Korea Makes Boldest Threat Yet, Could Force Conflict on Peninsula

By: Zack Duvall   In an official statement aired-on the state-sponsored North Korean news agency KCNA, Kim Jun Un said his nation was actively considering testing yet another hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The new round of tough talk from Pyongyang comes after President Trump delivered an extraordinary speech at the U.N. this week in which he promised to “totally destroy” North Korea if … Continue reading North Korea Makes Boldest Threat Yet, Could Force Conflict on Peninsula

Russia Warns of Military Strikes Against U.S.-Backed Forces, Tensions Rise as War-Games Commence

By: Zack Duvall Russian officials took to official channels to make clear their intentions to target U.S-backed forces in Syria, if they continue to fire upon Russian-supported Syrian Army units. The Kremlin claims that two separate incidents took place during the battle to re-take Raqqa from the Islamic State in which troops from the Syrian Democratic Force, a U.S proxy in the region, diverted units … Continue reading Russia Warns of Military Strikes Against U.S.-Backed Forces, Tensions Rise as War-Games Commence

Britain Plans to Send Warship to South China Sea, Exercise “Right” to Navigate

By: Zack Duvall   In an official statement during a press conference on Thursday, Britain’s Defense Minister, Michael Fallon, said that the Royal Navy plans to deploy a warship to the South China Sea sometime next year, a move that is  expected to draw sharp criticism from Chinese officials. “We hope to send a warship to the region next year.We have not finalized exactly where … Continue reading Britain Plans to Send Warship to South China Sea, Exercise “Right” to Navigate

Moscow Slams New Sanctions, Says U.S.-Russia Relationship in “Uncharted Territory”

By: Zack Duvall   In some of the harshest rhetoric yet, Russian officials have slammed a new U.S. sanctions bill passed on Tuesday by the House of Representatives, that further punishes Moscow for alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential election. Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, told the Interfax news agency that current U.S.-Russian relations are venturing into “uncharted waters” in political and diplomatic terms. “This … Continue reading Moscow Slams New Sanctions, Says U.S.-Russia Relationship in “Uncharted Territory”

Tensions Rise Between NATO Members Turkey and Germany

By: Zack Duvall   In some of the harshest criticism of Turkish leaders yet, Germany’s Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, told German citizens to exercise caution if they plan to travel to Turkey, and threatened that Germany would seek to implement economic measures impeding any German financial investment in the country. Officials in Berlin also said that they were putting several arms deals currently in progress … Continue reading Tensions Rise Between NATO Members Turkey and Germany