By Amanda Vicinanzo, Senior Editor of Homeland Security Today
Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief of Homeland Security Today
Special to In Homeland Security

Although jihadi propaganda videos released in the past year have continuously called for terrorist attacks on the U.S. and the West, it was not until after the heinous attacks in Paris that the White House scheduled an international anti-extremism summit initially set for last year, but postponed without explanation.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

The FBI filed a federal complaint in New York court on Jan. 26, alleging that Evgeny Buryakov, a banker in a New York City office of Vnesheconombank, is actually an asset of the Russian SVR.

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 29 people, authorities said. Ukraine’s top rebel leader said an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.

Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of his military officials and cut short a trip to Saudi Arabia to rush back to coordinate the government’s response.

NEW YORK (AP) — Bigger names in global terrorism have been tried in New York’s federal courts before but there has never been this kind of security all at once: Assault rifle-toting federal guards at every entrance, Homeland Security vans surrounding the courthouses, searches, metal detectors and sign-ins required for all trial visitors.

As a terror trial gets underway for a lone defendant in twin bombings of U.S.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Russia is weaponizing the Arctic Circle and sending heavy military assets to secure a priority strategic geopolitical zone. They have already created the new Russian Arctic Joint Strategic Command, moved in military forces and equipment and planned construction of air bases and new brigade formations.

By John Ubaldi
Contributor to In Homeland Security

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address focused almost entirely on the economy. Missing from the address was any coherent strategy for the growing list of foreign policy challenges confronting the United States. Also absent from the president's State of the Union Address was any mention of al-Qaida.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

A credit crunch and a fraudulent financial structure are slowly leading Beijing down a steady river of economic power decline which make its future as dominant leader less certain. China’s gross domestic product is at its lowest in 24 years.