Virginia lawmaker backs embattled Assad

by F. Michael Maloof -- BEIRUT, Lebanon – As Syrians line up here at their embassy on a second day to vote for the next Syrian president, a Virginia state lawmaker is praising more…

French, Germans anxious for Russian deals

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin, who just concluded a massive energy deal with China, has rushed back in time to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, more…

Imagine this: Now al-Qaida is a worse threat

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The recent kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian women students by Boko Haram with the threat of selling them, the rise of al-Shabaab in Somalia and more…

Congress: Save yourselves if grid fails

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The lack of congressional action on critical infrastructure legislation is hampering national preparation for a natural or man-made electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, event that could kill more…

Al-Qaida link with Iran confirmed

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – In spite of its growing split with al-Qaida central in Pakistan led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, the more brutal Islamic state in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, more…

EU leader: We ignored Putin's 'Mein Kampf'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Like Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled his expansionist intentions long before taking action but was wasn't taken seriously, according to a European more…

Egypt set to reject U.S. in favor of Russia

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The United States stands to lose its alliance with Egypt as Cairo turns to Russia for support, a development that would have major geo-political and strategic more…