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

Erdogan and Obama

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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NATO, Ukraine call out Moscow on ‘deliberate destabilization’ of eastern Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference on May 13. / epa

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty NATO and Ukraine are calling on Russia to stop its “continued and deliberate destabilization” of eastern Ukraine. In a joint statement issued after meeting in Turkey on May 13, NATO and […]

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Report: Clinton Foundation got major donations amid Russian uranium deal

Hillary and Bill Clinton.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The New York Times has reported that leaders of a Canadian mining company with extensive U.S. uranium stakes made large donations to the Clinton family foundation at a time when Russia […]

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Hello: Iran — with North Korea — already has nukes and missiles, and is on the move

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, center, and North Korea's Kim Yong Nam, right, in Iran last August. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Iran “nuclear” deal does not stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons. But it does have unintended consequences of global significance. Much hand-wringing by international commentators accompanied the revelation that a deal had been […]

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Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one year after taking Crimea

Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Konstantinov, Sergei Menyailo, Alexei Chalyi

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Seven years after Russia instigated and conducted a separatist war that was ostensibly for the independence of South Ossetia, Moscow has just virtually annexed the former Georgia territory. A comprehensive new agreement with […]

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Former Japan PM visits Crimea, endorses Russia’s annexation

Ex-Japan PM defends referendum in Crimea as constitutional

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A senior Japanese statesman shocked many with his visit to Crimea on March 11, where he publicly praised Russia’s annexation. Yukio Hatoyama was Japan’s prime minister briefly from September 2009 to June 20110. […]

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Dr. Kissinger, call the office: There may be a fix for Ukraine crisis, but it won’t be easy

Henry Kissinger with Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun, Senior Fellow, International Strategic Studies Association, How can valid and durable strategic policy be made with regard to Ukraine, given that the crisis centered around the state could well have profound consequences for […]

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Winning ‘hybrid wars': U.S. civilian sector could best answer Putin-Lenin-ISIL style threats

'Man at the Crossroads': Fresco at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City glorifies Vladimir Lenin.

Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman It is seductive to conclude that “hybrid war” is a creature of the 21st century in which technology now offers an alternative and indeed reinforcement to the blunter use of military force. Based on […]

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Cyprus signs deal to allow Russian navy to use ports

CyprusBases

Special to WorldTribune.com Russian ships were granted access to ports in Cyprus in an agreement between Vladimir Putin and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. The deal, which was projected in the Backgrounder column of Geostrategy-Direct, comes as tensions build between Moscow […]

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Is the world really better off after U.S. retreated from superpower responsibilities? Take a look

LeadingFromBehind

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The world is coming to resemble the 1930’s more and more. From Argentina to Yemen to Ukraine to Syria and Lebanon, entropy, the natural tendency of everything to disintegrate if there is no force […]

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