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Xi’s groups of economic advisers render Premier Li powerless

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com China’s momentous “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) strategy — a reference to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road — has further illustrated the declining political fortunes of […]

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Report: Saudis may buy nukes from Pakistan to answer Iran deal

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder, Geostrategy-Direct.com Saudi Arabia intends to purchase nuclear weapons from Pakistan in response to Iran’s nuclear arrangement, according to a U.S. official. “There has been a longstanding agreement in place with the Pakistanis and the House […]

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U.S., 8 European nations conduct Arctic exercise following Russian activity

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Special to WorldTribune.com Excerpted from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty About 100 fighter jets and 4,000 personnel from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on May 25. The exercise, […]

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Best of Lev: China demonstrating the will to dominate; West losing the will to resist

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Lev Navrozov, May 18, 2012 Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the global […]

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Ashton Carter: Iraqi Forces ‘vastly outnumbered ISIL invaders but ‘failed to fight’

Iraqi troops fire toward ISIL positions in Anbar province on May 19. / Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that Iraqi forces “failed to fight” in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants, and said the troops lacked the will to defend […]

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Tragedy in Ramadi, denial at the White House and a seismic shift in the balance of power

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The fall of the critically important city of Ramadi to terrorists, the widening humanitarian crisis throughout the country involving millions of displaced persons, and the continuing pressures on a still-fragile […]

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India, South Korea and U.S. find themselves on same side in the Great Game for Asia

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Two very different visitors crossed paths in Seoul this week. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi bumped into each other after calling on President Park Geun-Hye at […]

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U.S. President Obama: Best friend of Eurasia’s predators

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy With Iran, another predator is set free during Obama’s cadence. They are not empires yet. They don’t have enough power or the resources for becoming such. However, all of them — Russians, Turks, Arabs, […]

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Iraqis again abandon major U.S. weapons platforms fleeing Ramadi

ISIL militants in Iraq. /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com The Iraqi military abandoned more that 100 vehicles and weapons systems as it fled Ramadi, including several U.S.-origin platforms. Keeping the military vehicles out of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) hands is vital, Pentagon spokesman […]

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ISIL threatens ancient Roman World Heritage site at Palmyra, Syria

The ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has taken at least a third of the town near the Syrian historical city of Palmyra, according to reports by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Losing Palmyra would […]

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