Alex Chitty

iran

Iran Marked 40 Years Since the Hostage Crisis With a Massive Anti-American Rally

Thousands of pro-government Iranians celebrated outside the U.S. embassy where 52 Americans were held captive for 444 days.
Suroosh Alvi
Alex Chitty
11.5.19
Europe

Russian Spies, Suspicious Books, and the New Cold War Emerging in Europe

Russia appears to be challenging NATO by unleashing spies and propaganda on at least one member country. Experts worry it's a prelude to the next Ukraine.
Alex Chitty
6.26.15
middle east

Bahrain's Human Rights Activist Faces Jail Time — for a Tweet

Nabeel Rajab is awaiting trial in Bahrain and his arrest seems to have been prompted by his tweets. VICE News spoke to his indignant lawyer.
Alex Chitty
10.21.14
Drugs

The UK Khat Ban Is Impacting African Farmers

Last year, I had the chance to visit a khat farm in Kenya—a peaceful place most of the time—where the khat was bundled into high-speed pickup trucks and driven into Nairobi for international distribution. But at midnight last Tuesday, the edible herb...
Alex Chitty
6.25.14
The VICE Guide to Making 2014 Better Than 2013

How to Make Foreign Policy Less Disastrous in 2014

Looking back, 2013 was a really shitty year for foreign policy. Terrorists staged mass prison breakouts and held entire cities ransom. Egypt killed the hell out of itself and both sides blamed the US and literally nothing was done to make Syria any...
Alex Chitty
1.8.14
News

Nuclear Hijacking Is More Common Than You Think

Last Monday morning, in a town north of Mexico City, six truck-jacking bandits accidentally stole pellets of cobalt-60—a highly dangerous radioactive material used for cancer treatment.
Alex Chitty
12.13.13
News

Are Israeli Spies Coercing Iranian Dissidents into Becoming Hitmen?

We asked a former Mossad combatant to tell us who's killing Iran's nuclear scientists.
Alex Chitty
10.17.13
Motherboard Blog

Who's Murdering Iran's Scientists? An Ex-Mossad Agent On Assassinations

Earlier this month, Iranian police found the body of Mojtaba Ahmadi, head of the Iranian Cyber Warfare squad, in what has all the hallmarks of a classic spy assassination. So I called up a former member of Mossad.
Alex Chitty
10.15.13
News

The Westgate Attack Shows How Desperate al-Shabaab Have Become

With the militant group panicking and in disarray, they’re ready to lash out regardless of the consequences. Not content with stoning adulterous women, recruiting child soldiers, and taking young girls as "wives," al-Shabaab wants to set up an Islamic...
Alex Chitty
10.2.13
News

Animal Activists Are Trying to Save the World's Fish from the Mafia

The Mafia is killing endangered sea creatures worth millions of dollars at wholesale markets in Tokyo. Activists, from a group known as the Black Fish, are using drones to catch the Mafia's illegal practices and deliver justice.
Alex Chitty
8.18.13
News

Al Qaeda Prison Breaks Could Lead to a New Wave of Terror Attacks

Over the past couple of weeks almost 2,000 inmates, including “hundreds of terrorists,” have escaped from prisons in Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan. The series of ultra-violent, highly organized attacks has the US scared, al Qaeda in Iraq celebrating, and a...
Alex Chitty
8.6.13
News

Should Iranians Be Celebrating Their New President So Soon?

On Friday British Iranians lined up around the block to vote at the Iranian consulate in London, ID in hand. I wanted to speak to some of those who voted (and some who didn’t bother), so I headed to West Kensington, home of the city's biggest Persian...
Alex Chitty
6.18.13
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