Month: March 2017

Conspiracies and the CIA
March 31, 2017 James Clayton Welch

CIA Conspiracy Theories That Will Shock You

As a term originally used to describe any evil plot, the conspiracy theory has certainly gone a long way. Now it only refers to any far-flung theory that explains any historical or present events as an outcome of secret plans by manipulating corporations or groups of powerful people conspiring against the rest of hum . . .

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Spy versus Spy: the CIA and the KGB
March 24, 2017 James Clayton Welch

The Intense History of the Spy Game between the World’s Top Two Intelligence Agencies

Any thrilling spy movie always involves a conflict between the intelligence agencies of Russia and the USA; it’s practically a genre on its own. From the James Bond series, to the Jason Bourne blockbusters, to serious films like the Good Shepherd and Munich Read More

The KGB: Russian Secret Intelligence
March 21, 2017 James Clayton Welch

The History and Activities of the KGB

If you turn on the television today, no doubt you will be assailed with stranger-than-fiction news centering on the reality TV celebrity-cum-president Donald Trump and his less than presidential antics that have caught the attention of the media. But there is one bit of news that he and his administration have been surpris . . .

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An Overview of the Central Intelligence Agency
March 10, 2017 James Clayton Welch

Nonclassified Information You Should Definitely Know about the CIA


“We’re looking for a diversity of people for the important job of keeping America safe.”

The above quote is from the Careers and Internships page of the CIA’s website.

“Safe from who?” you might ask.

I’d tell you, but th . . .

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Ancient Empires of Central Asia
March 3, 2017 James Clayton Welch

The interesting histories, cultures, and eventual demise of the strongest and fiercest ancient empires to rule over Central Asia

A land of extreme geographies, Central Asia has deserts, permafrost, and vast sweeping vistas as far as the eye can see. A landscape that inspired terror and romance, it is easy to imagine horses thundering across the plain whilst wa . . .

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