COSA NOSTRA NUOVA
The Return of the Godfather: The Old Mafia Is New Again
A slew of arrests show that despite the murder of ‘Franky Boy’ Cali, ties between the Mafia’s Sicilian homeland and the Gambino mob in the U.S. are still strong.
TANKER WAR 2.0
Iran Seizes U.K. Oil Tanker, Escalating Tensions With West
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it had seized the British tanker “for failing to respect international maritime rules.”
LOS HIJOS DE SANDINO
The Sandinista Revolution Was Resurrected—and Betrayed
Forty years ago Friday—July 19, 1979—a revolution in Nicaragua promised hope and dignity to the people of Central America. Things didn’t work out that way.
ITCHING FOR A FIGHT
As Iran-U.S. Tensions Rise, Hezbollah Readies for War
Hezbollah field commanders say they’re redeploying toward Israel’s border, ready to fight in a devastating conflagration.
A Crazed Arsonist Just Killed 33 at a Japanese Anime Studio
Kyoto Animation is one of the most respected and respectable anime studios in Japan, and now it's in cinders, with many of its people killed or hospitalized.
LUCHAMOS CONTRA EL YANQUI
‘Terrible and Glorious Days’: The Contra War of the 1980s
The Reagan administration decided it could solve the problem of El Salvador's civil war by giving covert aid to rebels fighting the Sandinistas. The results were grim.
China’s Persian Gulf Gambit
The Pentagon is worried about China building ports for its blue water navy in strategic locations. Gwadar on the Arabian Sea near the Strait of Hormuz is a prime example.