Not torn apart

Not torn apart

What has and hasn’t changed between July 2005 and May 2017. On the Internet, in Britain, and beyond.
May 26 · 8 minutes
The “Albanian Army” is gaining... but will Netflix one day regret being in the hits business?

The “Albanian Army” is gaining... but will Netflix one day regret being in the hits business?

Netflix’s new twist on the age old “content versus delivery” debate
Apr 8 · 4 minutes
Story idea: IceCream vs Facebook Moments

Story idea: IceCream vs Facebook Moments

The battle of the century!
Jan 13 · 1 minute
Car wars: In lieu of Detroit becoming more Valley-like, the Valley becomes the new Detroit

Car wars: In lieu of Detroit becoming more Valley-like, the Valley becomes the new Detroit

Get the popcorn ready for this battle royale! (....And just keep it warm ‘til 2020.)
Dec 17 · 9 minutes
Listen to this week's War Nerd Wednesday podcast, with Gary Brecher and Mark Ames

Listen to this week's War Nerd Wednesday podcast, with Gary Brecher and Mark Ames

It's time for the latest episode of Gary Brecher and Mark Ames' podcast: War Nerd Wednesdays!
Nov 27 · 0 minutes
Turkey shoots down Russian plane: Wars have a funny way of taking on a life of their own

Turkey shoots down Russian plane: Wars have a funny way of taking on a life of their own

Putin’s initial reaction is about as angry and hot-headed as I’ve seen Putin since he first came to power in 1999.
Nov 24 · 5 minutes
The War Nerd: Captagon, the Beheading Drug!

The War Nerd: Captagon, the Beheading Drug!

When it starts raining stupid, you have to figure that pretty soon the stories about evil drugs will start pelting down.
Nov 24 · 9 minutes
Listen to this week's War Nerd Wednesday podcast, with Gary Brecher and Mark Ames

Listen to this week's War Nerd Wednesday podcast, with Gary Brecher and Mark Ames

It's time for the latest episode of Gary Brecher and Mark Ames' podcast.
Nov 16 · 0 minutes
Facebook and Google: Zero sum game over

Facebook and Google: Zero sum game over

The two ad giants are not only cleaning up in the Internet advertising market, they are doing so at the expense of smaller companies.
Nov 6 · 4 minutes
The War Nerd: That Russian airliner... bomb or loose screw?

The War Nerd: That Russian airliner... bomb or loose screw?

As soon as I heard a Russian charter plane had crashed on its way back from Sharm-el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, I started trying to guess the odds.
Nov 5 · 15 minutes
Listen to this week's War Nerd Wednesday podcast, with Gary Brecher and Mark Ames

Listen to this week's War Nerd Wednesday podcast, with Gary Brecher and Mark Ames

It's time for the latest episode of Gary Brecher and Mark Ames' podcast.
Oct 30 · 0 minutes
The War Nerd: Why is the F-35 Like an Albanian Mushroom?

The War Nerd: Why is the F-35 Like an Albanian Mushroom?

A scam worth $1.5 trillion dollars, an obvious scam, the kind that doesn’t even show any respect for the suckers it’s robbing.
Sep 24 · 10 minutes
The War Nerd: The Museum of Defeats

The War Nerd: The Museum of Defeats

Mexico City guidebooks are always a little nervous about the National Museum of Interventions...
Sep 18 · 44 minutes
The War Nerd: How to write an Islamist scare story

The War Nerd: How to write an Islamist scare story

Not all violence is equal.
Sep 2 · 9 minutes
Today on Twitter: The US Ambassador and the fascists

Today on Twitter: The US Ambassador and the fascists

I’m writing my Surveillance Valley book, but I just can’t help but peer from time to time at the giant catastrophe taking place in my ancestral homeland of Ukraine.
Sep 1 · 21 minutes
Sec. of Defense to Silicon Valley: “There is no limit to what we can achieve together"

Sec. of Defense to Silicon Valley: “There is no limit to what we can achieve together"

The Department of Defense wants to “rebuild the bridges between the Pentagon and Silicon Valley.”
Aug 31 · 6 minutes
Breaking: The Department of Defense, Silicon Valley, and you

Breaking: The Department of Defense, Silicon Valley, and you

Robot army? Brain implants? UberMILITARY?
Aug 28 · 1 minute
The War Nerd: OK, Who Rocketed?

The War Nerd: OK, Who Rocketed?

A funny thing happened on the Golan Heights.
Aug 21 · 9 minutes
It's here! Episode one of the War Nerd podcast

It's here! Episode one of the War Nerd podcast

Around the wars in 60 minutes.
Aug 20 · 0 minutes
WikiStrat wants to be your crowd-sourced war nerd

WikiStrat wants to be your crowd-sourced war nerd

“We were able to predict ISIS’ next targets in the Middle East, in a project conducted for a specific client interested in ISIS activity in a specific country."
Aug 7 · 4 minutes
My Human Terrain, Part One: Me and Mitzy Carlough

My Human Terrain, Part One: Me and Mitzy Carlough

Who is Montgomery McFate, the celebrated “Brave Thinker” behind the most touted counterinsurgency program of the 21st century? John "The War Nerd" Dolan knew her well.
Aug 3 · 28 minutes
My Human Terrain, Part Two: “Which way to the bombs?”

My Human Terrain, Part Two: “Which way to the bombs?”

"A rock smashed into the windshield, making a fine pattern of safety-glass mosaic. I leaned into Mitzy’s ear and screamed, 'Go back! Reverse!'"
Aug 3 · 24 minutes
The War Nerd: How many soldiers does Hezbollah actually have?

The War Nerd: How many soldiers does Hezbollah actually have?

The US and Israel want to exaggerate the power of Hezbollah’s rockets, while blacking out what really scares them.
Jul 2 · 11 minutes