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Does The New York Times Want America In Iraq For One Hundred Years?

Authored by Curt Mills via NationalInterest.org, The headline of the New York Times piece was breathless: “Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. Handed the Country Over.” The content was only slightly less so: “But after the United States’ abrupt withdrawal of troops in 2011, American constancy is still in question here – a broad failure […]

Partitioning Syria: Oil, Gas, And Peace

Authored by James Durso via OilPrice.com, It’s the 101st anniversary of the Sykes–Picot Agreement and, in light of the non-stop Syrian Civil War, it’s time to ask, “How’s that working out for you?” The Sykes–Picot Agreement formalized the British and French spheres of influence in the Middle East and set the stage for the French […]

A Russian Went Inside A Chinese Click-Farm: This Is What He Found

On the day when Snapchat erased billions of market cap from investors (and founders) accounts – as the MAUs-means-money model seems to break – we thought it worthwhile taking another glimpse into the hush-hush world of 'click-farms' and the fakeness of the latest social network fads. In 2014, we first exposed the world to the […]

Up To 15% Of Twitter Accounts Are Fake, Study Finds

In January, when we exposed that up to 350,000 Twitter accounts could be fake, the social media world started to question its own reality. Now, a study from USC and Indiana University, that Twitter has roughly 48 million active bot accounts. That's 15% of reported active users that are not human at all… Earlier this […]