Published May 03, 2013
When Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev got off a plane in Dagestan’s capital last year, he found himself in one of the most radicalized and dangerous cities on Earth, a place where, battle-hardened Muslim warriors driven out of Chechnya mingle with Middle Eastern jihadis, where terror attacks are a daily occurrence and a shadowy terror organization runs a state with the state.
Published May 25, 2011
A Manhattan federal court judge has taken the unprecedented step of issuing an order that could allow the long recognized diplomatic immunity held by the United Nations in the United States is to be breached for the first time and lawyers familiar with the proceedings say that, if the case goes further, it could open the doors for claims of “hundreds of millions of dollars” against the world body, potentially bankrupting some UN agencies.
Published May 17, 2011
While the world worries over the potential use on nuclear weapons by North Korea, its leader, it seems, is thinking otherwise. Kim Jung Il stated emphatically that the next war would be a cyber war. And now, many analysts think that war may have already begun.
Published May 10, 2011
Pinched by tightening economic sanctions and faced with what might become a contentious transition of power, North Korea is ramping up production of one of its key foreign currency generators -- the production of heroin.
Published April 30, 2011
Was it a call to bring the revolts and violence of the “Arab Spring” now sweeping the middle east to Russia? That is the question that swirled throughout Moscow when a top imam called for the addition of the Islamic crescent moon symbol to the Russian emblem.
Published December 15, 2010
A leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is promising that American generals will be targeted and killed in revenge for last week's attacks on two of his country's leading nuclear scientists -- a threat Middle East experts say must be taken seriously.
Published December 09, 2010
Iran's nuclear program is still in chaos despite its leaders' adamant claim that they have contained the computer worm that attacked their facilities, cybersecurity experts in the United States and Europe say.
Published December 02, 2010
As the United Nations meets for the umpteenth time this week -- this time in Cancun, Mexico -- in its ongoing effort to confront climate change, there is a growing chorus from both sides of the global warming debate that the world body's efforts have failed and that it is time to look for other ways to address the issue.
Published November 26, 2010
Is he a terrorist or just a sick man?
That is the question police and federal authorities are still asking after the arrest last week of George Djura Jakubec, whose rented house in Escondido contained “the largest quantity of homemade explosives found in one location in the history of the United States.”
Published November 26, 2010
Stuxnet is an incredibly advanced, undetectable computer worm that took years to construct and was designed to jump from computer to computer until it found the specific, protected control system that it aimed to destroy: Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.