Barack Obama, the UN and Argentina’s new oceanic claims

Barack Obama, the UN and Argentina’s new oceanic claims

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Buenos Aires. There is little doubt that Argentina’s new conservative Government, under President Mauricio Macri, wanted a new era of cooperation in U.S.-Argentinean relations — so do most U.S. officials — but that was not necessarily the thrust behind U.S. President Barack Obama’s March 23-25 visit to […]

WORLD MATTERS: Yes, European conservatives agree, U.S. politics and media are in free fall

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America! As Kerry said, America’s friends around the world are shocked. I am a European conservative, and I am shocked. I […]

Argentina rejoins the real world

Argentina rejoins the real world

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Reversing the trend of economic mismanagement, ending a fifteen year debt impasse with foreign lenders, calming a percolating political crisis over the disputed Falkland/Malvinas islands in the South Atlantic, and overcoming the image of unpredictability, Argentina’s new conservative government faces serious obstacles in reintroducing Argentina […]

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle East, and Africa to a lesser extent, have expanded leading to a culture of conflict […]

Gibraltar rocks again: Spain threatens anti-UK alliance with Argentina

Gibraltar rocks again: Spain threatens anti-UK alliance with Argentina

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Exactly 300 years after the Treaty of Utrecht settled the century-long royal spat between Spain and England, the last remaining territorial issue between the two countries flared up again in recent weeks. At issue is the sovereignty of Gibraltar which overlooks the vital isthmus connecting the Mediterranean and […]

What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea?

What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Memories and images of Margaret Thatcher and her legacy as displayed in the media this week evoke an obvious question: What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea? The answer would seem clear. It’s hard to imagine the woman who dispatched troops to the Falklands in […]

God not a Marxist: Leftist prayers for a Red Pope went unanswered

God not a Marxist: Leftist prayers for a Red Pope went unanswered

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid Tuesday night’s NBC News story, “America’s Hopes for a New Pope,” was typical of how the liberal media tried to force the Roman Catholic Church further to the left. The tone of the coverage was that the Catholic Church, in picking a new pope, had to make peace with […]

Hot air about the Falkland Islands reaches the UN

Hot air about the Falkland Islands reaches the UN

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Falkland Island Road Show has come to the United Nations, with all the political trappings of drama, hyper-nationalism, and self-righteous moralizing. The focus remains on the future of this windswept British territory in the South Atlantic claimed by, and also once invaded by, neighboring Argentina. Now thirty years […]