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Newsbud Exclusive- Rex Tillerson Moves Up Date for China War!

Intentionally or Not Tillerson Has Put Down a Marker Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, stirred up the South China Sea, along with China, Asia, and the entire globe with this statement: We have to send China a clear signal that the island building stops and second your access to those islands […]

The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017

A Future Riddled with Hidden & Not-So-Hidden Dangers “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again: egregious […]

Security Threats to Russia: The Analysis of the 2016 FSB Press Releases (Part 3 – Hacking & Other Challenges)

This is the third and last article in the investigative series in which I analyzed the 2016 press releases published on the official FSB website. In the previous two articles, I covered the FSB counterespionage and counter-terrorist operations during 2016.[1] These operations were the subject of more than one third of the FSB press releases. […]

Newsbud Exclusive- The Anis Amri Timeline: How German Authorities Allowed a Well-Known Terrorist Suspect to Strike Berlin

Berlin Christmas Market Attack Raises Questions About Security Failures  As more details emerge about last month’s Berlin Christmas market attack, German authorities are struggling to explain why they failed to prevent the attack despite knowing full well that Anis Amri was a ticking time bomb. “The attack was carried out by a man whom security […]

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation DOD Spending Spree for December 2016

DOD Spent $18,152,000,000+ on 283 Individual Contracts in December 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $18,152,000,000 on 283 individual contracts during December 2016. […]

Security Threats to Russia: The Analysis of the 2016 FSB Press Releases (Part 2 – Counter-Terrorism)

This is the second article in the three-article investigative series in which I analyze the 2016 press releases published on the official FSB website.[1] As I already pointed out in the first article, in the period from January until the last week of December, there have been 52 press releases in total.[2] Eight of them […]

Media Coverage on Settlements Ignores Israel’s Crimes Against Palestinians

Barack Obama’s decision to not block a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel for its construction of settlements in occupied territories has prompted the country’s Likud government to take a hardline, including the possibility of a full annexation of the West Bank. On December 30, a survey conducted by Israel Radio revealed nearly 40 […]

Newsbud Exclusive- Security Threats to Russia: The Analysis of the 2016 FSB Press Releases (Part 1 – Counterespionage)

Introduction Within a few hours of the brutal assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Ankara, the Russian president Vladimir Putin convened his inner national security team: the foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, the SVR (Russian foreign intelligence agency) director Sergey Naryshkin, and the FSB (Russian domestic law enforcement and counterintelligence agency) director […]

The Paris-Berlin-Moscow Axis: Shattering the Power of the Atlanticist Narrative in EU

Russia’s French Connection & The Rapid Withering Away of NATO in the Foreseeable Future In 1959, in the midst of the (old) Cold War, the French president Charles de Gaulle gave a speech in which he spoke of his vision of Europe, stretching from the Atlantic to the Urals.[1] This vision of Europe included Russia. […]

Newsbud Exclusive: Nick Robinson on Videogames & the Military Entertainment Complex

A conversation with an expert on military videogames Nick Robinson is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Studies/Videogames research at the University of Leeds, UK. He has published widely in journals such as Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Perspectives on Politics, Political Studies, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, the Political Quarterly and Critical […]

The New Great Game Round Up Dec 15: From Russia-China Competition in Tajikistan to Russia-Taliban Honeymoon

The Great Game Round-Up by Newsbud’s Christoph Germann brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players. Russia Stepping Up its Game in Tajikistan to Counter Chinese Competition  […]

Alternative Media Should Prepare to Become Targets of Covert Cyber Warfare

Senate Passes Bill Targeting Alternative Media The United States Senate pulled a fast one. On December 8, it passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act was added to the authorization bill. “The passage of this bill in the Senate today takes us one critical step closer to effectively […]

Newsbud Exclusive – The Coup That Never Was: A False NATO Intelligence Narrative in Montenegro

There is an old anecdote about the different types of intelligence agencies. It says that a mediocre intelligence agency is protecting the government from the coup, a good intelligence agency is participating in the coup, while the best intelligence agency is organizing it. Mind you, the government in question is not the foreign government, but […]

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation DOD Spending Spree for November 2016

DOD Spent $33,413,000,000+ on 186 Individual Contracts in November 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $33,413,000,000 on 186 individual contracts during November 2016. […]

PropOrNot: Evidence of a CIA Psychological Operation

Alternative Media- A Very Serious Threat to the Ruling Elite On November 24, The Washington Post published a story citing the anonymous group PropOrNot. The story accused the Russians of building a large propaganda operation that worked to defeat Hillary Clinton and elect “insurgent candidate” Donald Trump. It claimed a large number of alternative news […]