UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit, names Boris Johnson foreign minister

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit, names Boris Johnson foreign minister

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs LONDON — Incoming UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the evening of July 13, 2016, was asked by the Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, to form a new Government, following the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron. Immediately after her audience with the Queen she announced the key […]

What foreign observers forget about post-Morsi Egypt: It’s the economy, stupid

What foreign observers forget about post-Morsi Egypt: It’s the economy, stupid

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Egypt’s military leadership entered August 2013 without any illusions as to the magnitude of the challenges facing the Egyptian Armed Forces, the Egyptian government, and all of Egypt, in the coming months and years. The decision by the Supreme Council of the Armed […]

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs What form of governance is “best”? What is most durable? What is most equitable? What produces the best economic results? These questions are usually posed — and the answers are usually imposed — as though a universally applicable model could be found by […]

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin Sept. 6, 2017, began taking the initiative to control the “crisis” over North Korean strategic weapons, because Russia had more at stake in resolving the issue than perhaps any other nation-state. There was strong evidence that President Putin was working to […]

Some blunt questions for the authors of our new Afghanistan strategy

Some blunt questions for the authors of our new Afghanistan strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Washington staff, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. President Donald Trumps was fully aware that his Aug. 21, 2017, speech on a supposedly new U.S. “strategy” on Afghanistan — his first major prime time policy speech since taking office — was neither his speech nor his policy. Neither was it, in any […]

The swamping of the Trump Revolution: What next?

The swamping of the Trump Revolution: What next?

Special to WorldTribune.com First of Two Parts By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It may be that the Washington, DC, campaign to isolate, capture, and subdue U.S. President Donald Trump has finally succeeded. If so, what does that mean for the global strategic environment? Does Donald Trump have options to regain control […]

Election software firm confirms Venezuela altered outcome by one million votes

Election software firm confirms Venezuela altered outcome by one million votes

by WorldTribune Staff, August 4, 2017 The vote for Venezuela’s new National Constituent Assembly was manipulated “without any doubt,” according to a company which has worked with the country on its voting system since 2004. “We estimate the difference between the actual participation and the one announced by authorities is at least 1 million votes,” […]

Trump’s stealth North Korea move sidelines China, could be game-changer

Trump’s stealth North Korea move sidelines China, could be game-changer

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Just how the shape of the new global strategic architecture will settle out as the framework for the 21st Century is still open to challenge, but the key dynamic — the initial door to that new world — is now being opened by […]

As cancer-stricken Khamenei fades, Iran’s IRGC may fill the void

As cancer-stricken Khamenei fades, Iran’s IRGC may fill the void

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs sources in Teheran and the region Well-informed sources close to Iranian leadership circles have indicated that Iranian “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Hoseini-Khamenei, 77, was no longer responding to treatment for the cancer which spread from the prostate cancer which was detected as early as 2008; he may also have […]

Turkey’s April 16 referendum and Erdogan’s transit from irritant to threat

Turkey’s April 16 referendum and Erdogan’s transit from irritant to threat

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Ankara There were, by the end of March 2017, growing indications that Turkish President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan had concrete plans to unleash a new wave of undocumented migrants into the European Union if he failed to win the absolute power he was seeking in the April 16, […]

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