William Engdahl

BFP Contributing Author, Historian & Journalist

William Engdahl is an American-German freelance journalist, historian, and economic researcher. He has a degree in engineering and jurisprudence from Princeton University and graduate study in comparative economics at the University of Stockholm, and has been working as an economist and free-lance journalist in New York and Europe. Visit his website here.

Mali and AFRICOM’s Africa Agenda: Target China

Out of the blue in the last days Mali has suddenly become the focus of world attention. France has been asked to militarily intervene by Mali’s government to drive Jihadist terrorists out of the large parts of the country they claim. What the conflict in Mali really is about is hardly what we read in […]

William Engdahl: ‘US secretly pushing for Islamic fascist regime in Egypt’

No Wonder China is Nervous as Obama Pivots

The US Military Posture Change Part I: China a Military Threat? To read the mainstream Western media, one would conclude that China has become an economic giant now intent on flexing its military muscle and making a massive arms buildup to do so. China’s designated new President, Xi Jinping, has just won both the top […]

Syria, Turkey, Israel and a Greater Middle East Energy War

“The battle for the future control of Syria is at the heart of this enormous geopolitical war and tug of war” On October 3, 2012 the Turkish military launched repeated mortar shellings inside Syrian territory. The military action, which was used by the Turkish military, conveniently, to establish a ten-kilometer wide no-man’s land “buffer zone” […]

Dagestan—‘Syria comes to Russia…’

Part I: Syria comes to the Russian Caucasus On August 28 Sheikh Said Afandi, acknowledged spiritual leader of the Autonomous Russian Republic of Dagestan, was assassinated. A jihadist female suicide bomber managed to enter his house and detonate an explosive device. The murder target had been carefully selected. Sheikh Afandi, a seventy-five-year old Sufi Muslim […]