A number of election-cycle oddities go unexplained—including the novel involvement of foreign big-data and PR consultancies who’ve played significant roles in electoral upsets in both the U.S. and U.K.
LONDON, England – On June 14th a 24-story public housing apartment building caught fire killing at least 80. A faulty […]
I spent the last several weeks in Tucson helping my mother transition to “independent living” after she’d suffered a mild […]
In 2015 Newsweek assigned me to track down billionaire Navy SEAL and founder of Blackwater Security Erik Prince in South […]
On bridge of a Chinese dredger near Lamu port.
My article Big Game: U.S. Secret Hunt for Jihadists in a Kenyan forest | The Marjan Centre | War and the Non-Human Sphere | King’s College, London
“The Americans are very complicated, aren't they? On the one hand they are helping us by building roads, dispensaries, schools, but they also seem to want to kill us.”
OMANعمامه A Dubai-based pilot and friend suggested I visit Salalah, a port town on the southern tip of Oman. […]
Sailing dhows made of garbage, crusaders, flying low over a baobab-packed forest, guerrilla warfare, Maulidi festival, tattooed and “bearded badasses”. […]
A Kenyan man was shot dead last week outside the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi after he stabbed a GSU police […]
Coffee table books and novels about Africa with ‘Africa’ in their titles seem to stand a better chance of becoming […]
On October 9, 1967, Cuban revolutionary, Che Guevara, was executed by US Special Forces-trained Bolivian Army. A few months previously “El […]
More Headline Than Content At the ivory burn activists and politicians were loud and clear – we’re burning ivory to […]
Meet my friend Bill. I’ve known Bill since the 90s when I moved to Montana. He’s a Wall St. banker […]
On Sunday, April 3rd, Al-Shabaab’s media wing released a recruitment video showing the militant group’s January 15th raid at a […]