America's academic, business, and government elites insist that China is changing, but evidence shows that China's communist leadership remains in total control.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the reputed Number 2 chief in al-Qaeda and the man second only to Osama bin Laden on the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" list, was trained by the Russian FSB (formerly known as the KGB). That's the story told by ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, who fled Russia in 2000.

Communism is not dead in Latin America. In fact, the dominoes are falling south of the border, but no one seems to be noticing.

With Marxist regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil and Haiti, and communist movements in other Latin American countries, the FTAA poses an enormous security nightmare.

Former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev enjoys global celebrity status unmatched by any other ex-political leader. But is he a prophet of world peace or a dangerous Pied Piper?

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