Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with professor Sergei Plekhanov about Western misconceptions of today's Russia.
The WikiLeaks whistle-blower and United States Army intelligence analyst offers an alternative plan to President Obama's approach to IS insurgents currently terrorizing the Middle East.
Two days of discussion over Iran’s nuclear program ended in uncertainty Thursday, with Iran maintaining it has the right to enrich nuclear fuel and the lead negotiator for the European Union stating vaguely that “significant problems remain” with the Iranian position. Negotiations are set to resume in June.
Apparently Zeus is as displeased with BP as everybody else. A bolt of lightning struck the ship working to capture oil in the Gulf, causing a fire and shutting down the containment effort for the time being.
Bush administration members and other Capitol Hill denizens are puzzling over how to approach Iran -- one currently circulating (so Cold War retro!) keyword is "containment," says the BBC -- and finding the situation to be increasingly perplexing in light of U.S. relationships with Iraq and other Mideast nations.