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Cyberattack on Civil Aviation

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The holiday season brings new “traditional” threats to airline passenger from al Qaeda, to nontraditional threat from wireless communication devices that carried and used on board the planes. Would be terrorists may be discoverer before detonating sophisticated hidden explosives, but would not come under any suspicion for using their smart…

The Growing Russian Menace*

Monday, December 1st, 2014

It is not a return of the Cold War – but, in a sense, it may be even more dangerous. For more than four decades, the U.S. and its allies wrestled with a formidable enemy, one armed to the teeth, from nuclear weapons and delivery systems to the best propaganda-subversion... ...

The Islamic States’ Oil Revenue

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The European Union Ambassador to Iraq, Jana Hybášková, repeated last week her claim that European countries are “inadvertently aiding the Islamic State.” She claimed the Europeans are purchasing $3 million worth of oil a day, from areas controlled by the IS. She made this claim before the European Parliament’s foreign... ...

Creation of a Prosperous Economy and A Just Society in Ukraine*

Friday, September 5th, 2014

This was originally presented as a speech at the US-Ukraine Energy-Security Fusion Dialog in Kyiv on August 27, 2014. The famous sociologist and former president of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, when asked why, with all its abundant natural resources, Brazil was still a poor country, responded: “Brazil is not a... ...

Israel-Jordan: Natural Gas Agreement

Friday, September 5th, 2014

On September 4, 2014, Israel signed a letter of intent to sell natural gas to Jordan. In January 25th, 2012, we published J. Millard Burr’s report  on ”Egypt: Natural Gas, Pipelines, and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.” The report said: “In mid-November terrorists active in the northern Sinai Peninsula blew up and thus... ...

More Cyberthreats, Less Cybersecurity

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

The lack of cybersecurity continues to pose the biggest threat to the United States. Describing it “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face,” President Obama went on to issue Executive Order 13696, to Improve Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. This order led to the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services  (ECS)... ...


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