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 -- [caption id="attachment_845211" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Russian President Vladimir Putin"][/caption] WASHINGTON – Like Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled his expansionist intentions long before taking action but more…

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

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_837461" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Russian President Vladimir Putin in Egypt"][/caption] WASHINGTON – The United States stands to lose its alliance with Egypt as Cairo turns to Russia for more…

Iranian general accidentally
reveals troops in Syria

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_831901" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Gen. Hossein Hamedani"][/caption] WASHINGTON – An Iranian general made a major mistake by conceding Shiite Iran has military forces in Syria fighting to preserve more…

Russia joins China in building canal
to rival Panama's

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_822701" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Russian President Vladimir Putin with then-Chinese President Hu Jintao"][/caption] WASHINGTON – As Russia continues to take strategic initiatives that put the United States on more…

Moscow 'stranglehold' targets Western Europe

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As the world focuses on Russia's slow annexation of Ukraine, through which much of Europe's natural gas flows, Moscow has undertaken an apparent strategy to expand more…

Turkey looking to muscle out Saudi Arabia

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Turkey intends to spread its more moderate form of Sunni Islam in the wake of the Arab Spring as opposed to the more conservative Sunni Wahhabi more…

Cyber-attacks feared response
to sanctions on Russia

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As the United States ratchets up sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, U.S. security officials are concerned that Moscow could retaliate with cyber-attacks on computer more…

Ex-intel officers see 'race to restart Cold War'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As Moscow tells the Obama administration that current sanctions aren’t working and future ones won’t either, a group of retired U.S. intelligence officers have suggested that more…