international affairs

How World War III Might Start

Pundits have predicted the beginning of WWIII since, essentially, the end of the last World War. But could it really happen? How?

North Korea: Fact and Fiction

In an age of global connectivity, North Korea remains one of the most isolated -- and enigmatic -- countries on Earth. How much do we really know about it?

Who hacked Sony? (Pt. II)

Did North Korea really wage cyberwar to stop The Interview from airing? How did this happen -- and is there a conspiracy afoot? Join Ben and Matt as they welcome HowStuffWorks tech expert Jonathan Strickland for the second part of their series on the Sony hacks.

Who hacked Sony? (Pt. I)

Did North Korea really wage cyberwar to stop The Interview from airing? How did this happen -- and is there a conspiracy afoot? Join Ben and Matt as they welcome HowStuffWorks tech expert Jonathan Strickland onto the show for a discussion of the recent Sony hacks.

Big Oil: Conspiracies and You

We always hear stories about Big Oil and other conspiracies, but are any of these true?

What is the TPP?

Sure, the Trans-Pacific Partnership sounds like a snoozefest... but why does it matter? Why should you care about this secretive international agreement?

Are people really murdering scientists?

From Iran to London, it seems that being a scientist has become an increasingly dangerous occupation.

What was the Great Game?

Over 200 years ago the British and Russian empires waged a silent war across Eurasia in what became known as "The Great Game".

Behind the Curtain: Russia and Crimea

What's going on between Ukraine and Russia? Could it spark a widespread conflict? Join Ben and Matt for their first installment of the "Behind the Curtain" series, where they cut past the rhetoric to explore the truth behind murky international affairs.