A Washington foreign-policy apparatchik who oversaw the bipartisan Syria Study Group has outlined a sadistic strategy for preventing reconstruction of the “rubble,” Ben Norton reports.
WATCH: Episode 16 of CN Live!–Special on Artificial Intelligence and Democracy
Watch the replay of Episode 16 right here on Consortium News as we delved into the troubling issue of how Artificial Intelligence is undermining what’s left of Western democracy.
London Times Runs Fake Browder Opinion Piece
The writers of this op ed managed to put eight lies into just five opening lines, writes Lucy Komisar.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: A Sudden-Seeming Power Shift in the Middle East
Despite the high-speed impression created by events in the past few weeks, the shifting trends of Russian and U.S. influence on the region have been underway for years.
RAY McGOVERN: Thanks to a Soviet Navy Captain — We Survived 1962
Captain Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov spared humanity from extinction on what has been called “the most dangerous moment in human history.”
Russian Pride and US Exceptionalism
Riva Enteen reports on a recent citizens’ delegation to Russia and the chance to consider the country and its recent turbulent history from the vantage point of people living there.
Interview: Nicolai Petro on ‘Reading Russia Right’
Natylie Baldwin asks Nicolai N. Petro about the current state of Russian democracy in the context of its media, justice system, leadership and Western misperceptions.
Everybody Betraying Everybody in Syria
After some eight years of civil conflict, the situation in Syria is basically reverting to the pre-conflict norm, writes Graham E. Fuller.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Predictable Mess on Syria’s Border with Turkey
Trump just missed an opportunity to pull back troops without inducing another bloodbath.
Hypersonic Weapons & National Insecurity
Weapons that move five times the speed of sound are driving the latest phase of an arms race that not only never ends, but is constantly generating new global risks, writes Rajan Menon.