World
The Biden Administration Says Legal Immunity for Saudi Crown Prince Was Unavoidable. Privately, They Weren’t So Sure.
Ken Klippenstein – 3:00 AM
The National Security Council and DAWN, a nonprofit founded by Jamaal Khashoggi, met expressly to discuss the question.
War Industry Looking Forward to “Multiyear Authority” in Ukraine
Jeremy Scahill – Nov. 30
Next year’s defense authorization envisions pouring billions in no-bid contracts into the U.S. war machine’s “industrial base.”
Drone Wars
Democratic and Republican Senators Demand Transfer of Gray Eagle Drone to Ukraine
Jeremy Scahill – Nov. 28
Joe Manchin, Lindsey Graham, and 14 other U.S. senators demand that Biden give Ukraine a top-tier U.S. drone.
Egypt’s Climate Summit Was a “Rehearsal” for COP28 in Dubai
Ben Kalina, Edgar Mannheimer – Nov. 26
Even in a police state, climate justice and human rights advocates found ways to come together and make their voices heard, but some worry about what comes next.
“Tantura” Exposes the Lie at the Heart of Israel’s Founding Myth
Alice Speri – Nov. 25
A new documentary challenges Israel’s narrative about 1948 and the forced displacement of Palestinians.
Twitter Allows Russian Officials to Share Antisemitic Cartoon of Zelenskyy
Robert Mackey – Nov. 22
Elon Musk’s Twitter permitted a Russian Embassy account to post a cartoon that echoed Nazi propaganda in its depiction of Ukraine’s Jewish president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Losing Afghanistan
The Evacuation of the CIA’s Afghan Proxies Has Opened One of the War’s Blackest Boxes
Fahim Abed – Nov. 20
Former Zero Unit members are facing a reversal of fortune that is humiliating, infuriating, and utterly intractable.
Drone Wars
Will Biden Sell Advanced Drones to Ukraine?
Jeremy Scahill – Nov. 18
Both Russia and Ukraine are using low-cost kamikaze drones. Now the Biden administration is considering giving Kyiv one of the premiere U.S. weapons of the war on terror.
Israeli Raids in the West Bank Push Palestinians to Brink Again
Alice Speri – Nov. 16
Blockades and closures have further isolated Palestinians in the occupied territory. As Israeli attacks intensify, so does talk of a new uprising.
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