Yemeni crisis takes
unexpected Cold War turn

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The looming civil war in Yemen has taken an unexpected Cold War turn as the Iranian-backed Houthis have ousted the U.S.-backed Sunni government of President Abed more…

Iraqis accuse U.S. of helping ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The U.S.-led coalition against Saddam Hussein a decade ago spent hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives. Now, in a new twist, Iraqi parliamentarians more…

Sun wakes up, spews X-flare toward Earth

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The sun's first X-flare of the year – packed with an electromagnetic pulse effect capable of damaging electrical grids and unguarded electronics – erupted Wednesday in the more…

Saudis hedging bet if Iran nuke deal fails

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1786155" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Saudi Arabia's King Salman, right, talks with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah[/caption] WASHINGTON – Sunni Saudi Arabia, which is conducting proxy wars more…

U.S. relying on Iran to battle ISIS in Iraq

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – While the United States may be displaying reluctance to participate, beyond air support, in the battle to take back Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit due to more…

Russia preparing 'final assault'
to take back Georgia

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_845211" align="alignright" width="596"] Russian President Vladimir Putin[/caption] WASHINGTON – As the focus of world attention remains on ISIS, Russia's aggression toward Ukraine and other countries that once more…

Pentagon backtracks plan to retake Mosul from ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1747705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] ISIS fighters in Mosul, Iraq[/caption] WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is backtracking on the April-May timeframe a U.S. Central Command senior official gave to take more…