Justin Rohrlich

TURKEY

All the theories on who tried to get rid of Erdogan in Turkey

The aftermath of the failed coup swirls with possible explanations of who tried to topple the president — who, in the meantime, is purging thousands of people.
Justin Rohrlich
7.19.16
defense & security

Why the US Navy's push to use biofuel isn't making a whole lot of sense

The Navy's "Great Green Fleet" initiative seeks to increase the use of alternative fuels, but politics, economics, and chemistry make its bet on biofuel look like a long shot.
Justin Rohrlich
7.13.16
americas

The Pentagon Wants Your Favorite Homemade Bomb Recipe to Stop a Brussels-Style Terrorist Attack

The Defense Department's research agency has quietly asked the general public to submit ideas for weaponizing "easily purchased, relatively benign technologies." There are prizes!
Justin Rohrlich
3.29.16
Business

Why a Secretive Group of Western Investors Are Bullish on Business in North Korea

A small number of Western businesspeople believe investment in North Korea is not only good business, but morally defensible. In turn, they're called everything from "insane" to "embarrassments to humanity."
Justin Rohrlich
3.29.16
Business

'A Series of Razors Waiting to Cut You': The High Cost of Doing Business in Cuba

Thawing relations between the US and Cuba promise a flood of unprecedented business opportunities on the island. But after enduring shake-downs, seized assets, and even prison, some who've done business in Cuba tell a cautionary tale.
Justin Rohrlich
3.25.16
americas

New Guidebooks Tell US Cops How to 'Build Trust in a Diverse Nation'

The US Justice Department teamed with dozens of police officers and experts to explain how police can better interact with people of varying races, religions, and orientations.
Justin Rohrlich
2.17.16
politics

'A Standard That Lesser Mortals Can Only Dream of': The Latest Hillary Clinton Emails

Hours after the State Department revealed that 22 Hillary Clinton emails contained classified information, officials released 1,000 pages dominated by fawning praise for Clinton.
Justin Rohrlich
1.30.16
Business

Slave Labor, the Mast Brothers, and the Looming Crisis of Cheap Chocolate

Much of the world's cacao is farmed with forced labor, and many of the world's best chocolate makers are broke, their companies close to folding. These are the dismal realities of cheap chocolate.
Justin Rohrlich
1.25.16
united states

Here's What Happens to the Billions of Powerball Dollars That Nobody Wins

Today's $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot will provide a windfall for state governments, which often justify lotteries by saying they raise money for education. The truth is far more complex.
Justin Rohrlich
1.13.16
defense & security

Pope Francis Is About To Head Into A War Zone For First Time Ever

Securing a papal visit is never easy. And how do you do it when the most public Christian figure in the world heads into a country in tatters, devastated by sectarian Christian-Muslim violence?
Justin Rohrlich
11.25.15
Crime & Drugs

Corrupt Insiders, Lax Laws, and How High-Tech Passport Security Is Backfiring

Though counterfeit and forged passports are still common, criminals are increasingly seeking to beat tough document security measures by obtaining genuine passports in fraudulent ways.
Justin Rohrlich
11.17.15
defense & security

Two CIA Contractors Are Being Sued for Torture and 'Human Experimentation'

A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the ACLU on behalf of three men who were allegedly tortured while detained in CIA prisons despite never being formally charged with a crime.
Justin Rohrlich
10.13.15
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