April 24, 2014
The discovery of a plot to drive non-Islamic officials and teachers out of schools in Birmingham has led Britain to appoint a former police commissioner with terrorism experience to investigate. Authorities fear England's second-largest city is the target of a “Trojan horse” plan to place Muslim extremists in 25 primary and secondary schools and academies.
UK Schools Targeted for Takeover by Muslim ‘Trojan Horse’
A Muslim woman wearing a traditional burqa walks through the streets of Birmingham, England’s Spark Hill neighborhood. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Growing Forex Scandal Taints Global Banks Again
April 16, 2014
A new, growing investigation of global banks over exchange rates has echoes of the 2012 Libor rate-setting scandal, with one big difference — Swiss banking giant UBS, which escaped the previous scrape by playing whistleblower, now seems to be caught in the dragnet, and central banks in Britain and Singapore are involved.
Inside the Marine Corps Plan to Stop the Next Benghazi
April 16, 2014
A new strategy being developed by the U.S. Marines would focus on expeditionary warfare that is “fast, austere and lethal,” partly in response to budget cuts and partly to prevent a future Benghazi-like embassy disaster. Called Expeditionary Force 21, the Marine Corps playbook will maintain the branch’s fighting prowess while adding surprising changes to improve crisis response.
Poland and Ukraine: Once Close Neighbors Now Worlds Apart
April 15, 2014
Special Economic Analysis
by Peter Warburton, PhD


Just 25 years ago Ukraine and Poland were alike. Both were populous nations, one a former Soviet state and the other a Soviet client state. Both were suffering legacies of uncompetitive, inefficient heavy industry and poor physical infrastructure. Now, the comparison could not be starker.
Indian Leadership Change May Bring Bolder Foreign Policy
April 15, 2014
As hundreds of millions of Indians take part in a massive, month-long voting process that began April 7, nationalist candidate Narendra Modi is offering the prospect of a redrawn Indian constitution, economic reforms and a more engaged foreign policy. U.S. interests could be affected heavily if he wins election.
Pressure Builds as Iran Nuclear Talks Enter Critical Stage
April 15, 2014
Three months of nuclear negotiations with Iran have yielded no breakthroughs, and considerable work remains if there is to be a permanent agreement that goes beyond the scope of last November’s interim accord. The final treaty is to be drafted beginning next month, with each side jockeying for advantage over the future course of Iran’s nuclear program.
‘Heartbleed’ Bug Triggers Global Cybersecurity Panic
April 14, 2014
CYBER WAR

A software bug undetected for two years has exposed millions of credit card numbers and other sensitive personal and financial data, causing a global cybersecurity panic of systemic proportions. Just discovered last week, the glitch affects two-thirds of the Internet, including technology deployed by industry giants Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).
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