national security

Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable

August 1, 2018

Climate scientist Michael Mann says that, under a business-as-usual scenario, the mass displacement of billions could trigger an unprecedented national security crisis

Debunking the Putin Panic

July 19, 2018
There is much to criticize the Russian president for, says Professor Stephen F. Cohen of Princeton and NYU, but many US political and media claims about Putin are false - and reckless

Col. Larry Wilkerson: Pentagon Plans for Climate Change Despite White House

April 10, 2018

A recent report from the World Bank says that climate change could displace as many as 143 million people by 2050, generating geopolitical instability and posing new threats to national security. Can the Pentagon properly manage the threats with a climate denialist in the White House? We speak to Col. Larry Wilkerson

Trump’s Tariff Travesty Will Not Re-Industrialize the US

March 15, 2018

Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs will only make it more difficult for US producers that depend on these resources, while also initiating trade retaliation from trade partners says Michael Hudson

Decertifying Iran Deal, Trump Escalates His War

October 13, 2017

President Trump’s decertification of the Iran nuclear deal and targeting of the Revolutionary Guard is a dangerous escalation, says Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council

United Kingdom

September 17, 2017
CAGE International Director Muhammad Rabbani is about to stand trial for refusing to give UK police the password to his laptop, which contained information about torture survivors. He’s using his case to challenge Britain’s anti-terrorism legislation, Schedule 7

Climate Change

September 11, 2017
The effects of climate change will increase inequality and create conflicts across borders, while the U.S. military will to have to spend more money and resources on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

Wilkerson: Trump’s Cuts to Foreign Aid Threaten Global Health, Benefit War & Disaster Profiteers

May 1, 2017

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the Trump’s administration drastic cuts to foreign assistance endanger global health, to the benefit of national security state profiteers

Israel Creating Nationwide Database of Citizens’ Faces, Fingerprints

March 6, 2017

TRNN’s Shir Hever says Hewlett Packard first used Palestinians under occupation as test subjects for the program and have now convinced the Israeli government to create a second database for its citizens

Spies, News Agencies, Wiretaps and Whistleblowers

September 28, 2016
At an event honoring CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, attendees say surveillance is not being used for legitimate security needs, but to protect state power