Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The most obvious lesson of the Singapore summit is that “complete denuclearization” is mission impossible. The North Koreans since then haven’t used the “n” word ― “n” for nuclear ― while talking in generalities about the need to respect everyone’s “sovereignty” along with the statement signed by President Donald […]

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution In the ancient Chinese military strategy classic, Questions and Replies between Tang Taizong and Li Weigong, the great Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong of the 7th century famously ruminated that, “In war, we prefer the position of the host to that of the guest.” In essence, Emperor […]

Iran rejects Russian, Saudi plan to raise oil output, rein in prices

Iran rejects Russian, Saudi plan to raise oil output, rein in prices

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has rejected a plan by Russia and Saudi Arabia to increase oil production at a meeting of the OPEC oil cartel this week in response to consumer disgruntlement with rising prices. “I don’t believe at this meeting we can reach agreement,” Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan […]

Behind the historic invasion from the South: The Left’s desperate quest for Democrat voters

Behind the historic invasion from the South: The Left’s desperate quest for Democrat voters

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Democrats and their media allies have been engaging in one of the greatest lies in U.S. history. They have painted President Trump as a hateful child-abuser, who is deliberately separating illegal alien children from their migrant parents caught illegally crossing into our country. MSNBC and CNN compared the […]

Giving peace a chance: U.S., S. Korean forces salute, hit pause button on war games

Giving peace a chance: U.S., S. Korean forces salute, hit pause button on war games

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The Pentagon has reluctantly followed the orders of President Donald Trump and cancelled the next set of military exercises that U.S. and South Korea forces were to have staged jointly in August. U.S. Defense Department in Washington announced the decision simultaneously with South Korea’s ministry of national defense after […]

Road from Singapore: The ticking nuclear countdown clock has stopped

Road from Singapore: The ticking nuclear countdown clock has stopped

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The road from Singapore becomes a longer process as substance and specifics must follow the highly stylistic Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-Un. Nonetheless given the state of U.S./North Korean relations just six moths ago, the historic meeting between an […]

Newly-designated U.S. envoy to Seoul: ‘We are in a dramatically different place’ after summit

Newly-designated U.S. envoy to Seoul: ‘We are in a dramatically different place’ after summit

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SINGAPORE – U.S. and South Korean military people are deeply concerned about the prospect of giving up joint military exercises while the presidents of both their countries remain convinced that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un is really going to get rid of his nuclear program. Senior members of the […]

Kuhner on President Trump’s triumph: Art of the deal with Kim Jong-Un

Kuhner on President Trump’s triumph: Art of the deal with Kim Jong-Un

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Trump is on a roll. His summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un in Singapore represented a significant diplomatic and geopolitical victory for the United States — and the world. In fact, it was a masterful performance, a showcase of the art of the deal. During every step […]

Shi’ite leaders in Iraq form unexpected, pro-Iran political alliance

Shi’ite leaders in Iraq form unexpected, pro-Iran political alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Powerful Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has announced an unexpected political alliance with pro-Iranian militia chief Hadi al-Amiri in a bid to lead Iraq over the next four years. The two blocs won first and second place in the country’s May 12 parliamentary election. By forming a […]

The greatest show on earth? Now for the follow through

The greatest show on earth? Now for the follow through

Special to WorldTribune.com Commentary by Donald Kirk SINGAPORE — The summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un wound up in a victory of style and image over real substance. Trump, hours after his historic meeting with Kim, defended the vague final declaration in a show of bluff and bluster in which he sought to […]

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