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…

State warns on EMP: 'There's no help coming'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation to require the state's Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to prepare materials outlining what citizens need to know more…

Longtime Islamic antagonists drawing closer

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Turkey and Iran have sided with opposing factions in the three-year Syrian civil war. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants Syrian President Bashar al-Assad removed more…

Russia threatens military invasion of Ukraine

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Russia appears to be underwhelmed by the deployment of American troops to Poland, on Ukraine's border, as Russia's foreign minister has threatened to respond as Moscow more…

'Provocative' Putin reacts to U.S. presence

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_142259" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Vladimir Putin"][/caption] WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun to react to subtle U.S. military deployments in the periphery of Russia. The U.S. more…