Randi Nord: Founder of Geopolitics Alert

Author: Randi Nord

Co-founder of Geopolitics Alert, Randi is a geopolitical analyst and content strategist in the United States. She covers U.S. imperialism in West Asia with a special focus on Yemen.

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Houthis: US Can’t Eliminate al-Qaeda While Supporting Its Sponsors

Sana’a (GPA) Last week Saudi Arabia and the United States dropped nearly 300 airstrikes on Yemen. The United States maintains that the purpose is to eliminate al-Qaeda in Yemen. But since the US supports al-Qaeda’s allies like Saudi Arabia, the Houthis now remind Washington that they cannot eliminate al-Qaeda until they partner with forces that actually want […]

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US and Saudi Arabia Shower Yemen With Air Raids and Cluster Bombs

Sana’a, Yemen – (GPA) For the second day in a row, the United States and Saudi Arabia devastate huge swathes of Yemen with air strikes and internationally-banned cluster bombs. US Airstrikes Continue for Second Day The United States has been conducting air strikes over a mountain range that appears to contain a combination of al-Qaeda and Houthi controlled […]

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Geopolitics Alert Podcast: US-Russia Relations Under Trump & What That Means for the Mid East

In this episode of Geopolitics Alert, Jim and Randi discuss how US-Russia relations under Trump will be pretty much just more of the same thing. What does this mean for NATO and Ukraine? Will Syria finally see peace? All of our work unless otherwise noted is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Geopolitics Alert Podcast: Trump, Iran, Yemen, and the Gulf

Right after his inauguration, Trump approved his first raid targeting al Qaeda which took place in Yemen. One Navy Seal and dozens of civilians died– the target escaped. Still under investigation, the raid has exposed some interesting information. In this episode, Randi and Jim talk about Trump’s first raid in Yemen and what this means for […]

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Afghanistan Saw Record Civilian Casualties Last Year, Trump Keeps up Pace

Helmand, Afghanistan – (GPA) Civilian casualties hit record numbers in Afghanistan in 2016. 18 civilians lost their lives just last week. Could the international community’s disdain for President Trump finally force the US to be held accountable for war crimes and civilian deaths? Maybe not, but at least mainstream media is reporting on it. Civilian […]

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Houthis Won’t Back Down From Saudi Terror

Al Mokha, Yemen – (GPA) After a successful week for Ansarullah forces, Saudi Arabia launched a brutal retaliation “scorched Earth” campaign. But resistance forces won’t back down. Houthi Forces Launch Offensives Last week, Ansarullah (Yemeni and Houthi) forces successfully hit a military base in Riyadh with a ballistic missile which they followed up with an announcement that […]

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Ayatollah Strikes Back at Trump and Slams US Foreign Policy

Tehran – (GPA) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Donald Trump’s preferred communication platform today to express disdain for Trump and years of US foreign policy. Two hours prior to Khamenei’s tweets, Donald Trump called Iran “#1 in terror” and criticized Obama for going through with the nuclear deal. Anyone paying attention to the wars in the Middle […]

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Yemen Promises Saudi Arabia More Missiles to Come

Sana’a – (GPA) In the early hours of Monday morning, Yemeni Popular Resistance Forces successfully hit a Riyadh military base with a long range surface to surface Scud missile. Saudi authorities have yet to comment on the incident. In fact local Saudi sources are denying the event even happened; claiming what appeared to be a missile strike was actually a gas explosion […]

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Trump Heats Up War in Yemen

Sana’a – (GPA) In the first few weeks of his term, President Trump increases United States’ involvement in the war in Yemen. The Obama administration contributed nothing to Yemen beyond war and chaos. In fact at the beginning of his first term, Obama started secretly funding, supplying, and training Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi government forces. Which ended up […]

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US Will Not Send Delegation to Syria Peace Talks

(GPA) Astana – Peace talks began this week in Kazakhstan’s capital that will likely decide the fate of war-torn Syria. The United States won’t be attending. The talks have been organized mainly by Russia, Turkey, and to a lesser extent Iran. Iran has made it clear that the United States delegation is unwelcome at peace talks […]

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