Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Two Chinese bodyguards appointed by Beijing to protect the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator were mysteriously absent at the moment when he was accosted by two female agents in Kuala Lumpur on the day before Valentine’s Day. Kim Jong-Nam was the oldest known son of the late dictator Kim Jong-Il […]

Fake news and false flags: According to Kim Jong-Un, the CIA killed his brother

Fake news and false flags: According to Kim Jong-Un, the CIA killed his brother

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The assassination of Kim Jong-Nam promises to go down as one of those weird acts of terrorism that North Korea, in the face of all evidence to the contrary, will forever deny having perpetrated. The prevarication and obfuscation in this case would appear a little more ornate than North […]

U.S. aircraft carrier group begins patrols in disputed S. China Sea

U.S. aircraft carrier group begins patrols in disputed S. China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2017 The U.S. deployed an aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea on Feb. 18, one day after China completed naval exercises in the disputed waters. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson along with guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer were sent as part of “routine operations,” the U.S. […]

North Korean actions speak loudly as world leaders say little

North Korean actions speak loudly as world leaders say little

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As a North Korean medium range Pukguksong missile arched across the sky landing menacingly in the Sea of Japan, the intended political target of the nuclear capable rocket was the visit of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States. The rash gambit by […]

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese officials and analysts said Beijing remains “uncertain” about the Trump administration and its strategy on the two Koreas. “The prolonged silence” from the Trump administration “is making Beijing increasingly uncertain and uncomfortable, and complicating its plans to reduce the threat that the United States and its network of alliances […]

Dominica crisis update: Prime Minister Skerrit struggling for political survival

Dominica crisis update: Prime Minister Skerrit struggling for political survival

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, seemingly beset by scandals and protests began, on the weekend of Feb. 11-12, to implement his decisive — or perhaps desperate — moves toward consolidating total power in the Caribbean island Commonwealth. But it may be too late to save his government, […]

China weighs influence options with $3 trillion hard currency reserves — Geostrategy-Direct

China weighs influence options with $3 trillion hard currency reserves — Geostrategy-Direct

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China’s Supreme Leader Xi Jinping has ordered a drastic reduction in the speed and volume of buying influence in foreign countries due to China’s economic slowdown and the meager payback from many recipient nations. China has the world’s largest hard currency reserve, currently at a staggering amount of $3 trillion, […]

The unreported Dominica crisis, continued: PM responds but fails to address China ties

The unreported Dominica crisis, continued: PM responds but fails to address China ties

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has pushed back strongly against attempts to remove him from office over allegations of corruption connected with the sale of Dominican citizenship through the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI), which resulted in the arrest internationally of a number of non-Dominicans traveling on […]

First foreign trip by Mattis signaled urgency of simmering crisis in Northeast Asia

First foreign trip by Mattis signaled urgency of simmering crisis in Northeast Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct James Mattis chose Seoul and Tokyo as his first ever overseas visits days after he was sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Defense. He arrived in Seoul on Feb. 2 for a two-day visit and went on to Tokyo afterwards and held meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

Unrest roils Dominica after reports reveal government’s collusion with China, Iran

Unrest roils Dominica after reports reveal government’s collusion with China, Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Roseau. U.S. national security officials were, on the night of Feb. 7, trying to determine whether an opening had arisen because of the sudden eruption of political unrest in Dominica to reverse the major diplomatic and intelligence gains of the past decade by the People’s Republic of China […]

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