Global Public Interest Investigations

Is Erdogan Preparing “Erdoganistan”?

Erdogan has been in the news lately for his controversial role in supporting one of the sides in the Libyan conflict with Syrian jihadi mercenaries, but beneath the headlines, even more is going on. Three recent crucial incidents indicate that Erdogan has been getting ready for a significant move.

An opportunity not to be missed after Soleimani assassination

Most commentators responding to the assassination of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani are focusing on the possible negatives. They bemoan the potential retaliation against American targets or allies, some even theorize that it might lead to World War Three.

The Failure of Iran’s Shia Crescent

Iran is facing major challenges to its position as a regional power. Economic problems brought about by mismanagement and corruption and increased by U.S. sanctions have made funding its network of proxy forces difficult. This has led to increasingly disruptive protests in Lebanon as well.

TIJ Talks

How did American taxpayers fund a Bin Laden affiliate?

World Vision, an enormous international evangelical charity, is active in nearly 100 countries with a total revenue of more than $2 billion. In 2014, World Vision received a grant of over $700,000 from USAID.

A Focus on the Iranian-backed Houthi Insurgency in Yemen

The Houthi insurgency in Yemen is a military rebellion pitting Zaidi Shia Houthis (though the movement also includes Sunni Muslims against the Yemeni military that began in Northern Yemen and has since escalated into a full-scale civil war.

American family sues a Turkish bank accused of financing Hamas

An American family is suing a Turkish bank over its alleged financing of the US designated foreign terrorist organization: Hamas. This isn’t any normal terrorism financing lawsuit however; one of the bank’s largest shareholders is also a NATO member.

Visual Investigations

“Nothing is Certain in Iraq”

Iraqis began protesting in October of last year and almost immediately, Iraqi police responded with force. Then, militia members and supporters began victimising them, as well.

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