Author: Randi Nord

Randi is a journalist in the United States and the co-founder of Geopolitics Alert. She covers U.S. imperialism in the Middle East with a special focus on Yemen.

Iran Seeks to Expand Maritime Influence Near Syria & Yemen

(GPA) Tehran – Iranian general General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri announced on Sunday that his country’s military would like to expand navel bases overseas– ideally near Syria or Yemen. The announcement came just days after Wikileaks released the Yemen Files— over 500 documents and emails confirming direct U.S. training and funding for the pro-Saudi Yemeni government forces. So why? […]

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Wikileaks Confirms U.S. Directly Provided Training & Weapons in Yemen

(GPA) The Yemen Files – Wikileaks has released over 500 documents concerning the United States’ involvement in Yemen’s civil war including over 200 PDF files and 300 emails from State Department officials dating back to 2009 with training plans and weapons shipments intensifying in 2013 leading up to the current conflict. This new release proves […]

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Saudi-Backed Fighters Terrorize Hospitals in Yemen

(GPA) Ta’iz, Yemen – Although the topic doesn’t get the media attention it deserves, it’s no secret that Saudi-led airstrikes frequently target non-military civilian areas such as funerals, hospitals, and agricultural land– with U.S. and U.K.-supplied weapons. But the violence doesn’t only come from the skies as a new report from Amnesty International shows that Saudi-backed […]

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Japanese Troops Expect to Fight Overseas for First Time Since WWII

Japanese Defense Forces landed in South Sudan on Monday in an effort to aid UN peacekeepers and ultimately protect developing infrastructure in a country devastated by civil war. The 350 troops will replace a previous contingent of Japanese troops which did not have the constitutional authority to engage in combat. Prior to 2015, the anti-war Japanese […]

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Who Will The Next “Terrorists” Be?

(GPA) Most Americans are familiar with the term “terrorist list” as it pertains to domestic activity. At home, the so-called terrorist list is a useful tool for monitoring the activity of innocent civilians, keeping anti-establishment groups in check, and subtly encouraging individuals to censor themselves. But a lot of Americans might not be familiar with the […]

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Criminal Investigation Opened Against U.S. War Crimes In Afghanistan

(GPA) Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court are reportedly ready to open a thorough investigation against the U.S. war crimes and human rights abuses committed in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2005. The investigation is expected to begin before the end of this year but will conveniently follow next week’s U.S. presidential election. This will be […]

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No, the Houthis Didn’t Fire a Missile Towards Mecca

Sana’a (GPA) – On Thursday, forces from a Houthi-controlled area in Yemen launched a Scud-type ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia. Western media was quick to support the Saudi-led narrative which claimed Houthi forces aimed the missile at the Holy City of Mecca. Not only do Yemeni-sources reiterate that Mecca was most definitely not the intended target, […]

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Geopolitics Alert Weekly | Everything You Need to Know

2016 US Presidential Election The FBI announced on Friday that they would be conducting a new investigation on Hillary Clinton’s emails in order to determine if the presidential candidate used a private server to send or receive material listed as “classified” during her tenure as Secretary of State. According to FBI director James Comey, new […]

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Turkey Blocks Internet for At Least 6 Million Users Following Protests

(GPA) Turkey has reportedly turned off internet access for at least 6 million people as a response to protests following the arrests of two elected mayors from the Kurdish town of Diyarbakir. “They have to be released immediately, our people won’t accept it and will use their democratic rights,” the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) said in a […]

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Senior US Official Admits “Moderate” Rebels in Syria Are Actually Extremists

(GPA) A decision of whether or not to send heavier weaponry to rebels in Syria is currently at a stand-still. Meanwhile Washington finally starts to wonder if arming the rebels might be doing more damage than good. One senior US official said it’s time to reevaluate who exactly the US is arming in Syria and […]

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