New UN Chief calls for new priority: Conflict prevention

New UN Chief calls for new priority: Conflict prevention

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS— Calling for a major reappraisal of how the international community responds to a widening series of conflicts, and challenging policymakers to take a courageous look at a new template to maintain global peace and security, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, made a bold and far reaching […]

Brave new cyber-spy world: From Moscow with love-hate

Brave new cyber-spy world: From Moscow with love-hate

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – Once upon a time, in an era that’s faded into the near-forgotten history of The Cold War, Moscow was the enemy, and those who believed otherwise were labeled “comsymps” for Communist sympathizers. The phenomenon of “the Red scare,” meaning the fears inflicted by the specter of “commies” […]

Rogue states search Trump tweets for clues as Oval Office awaits new occupant

Rogue states search Trump tweets for clues as Oval Office awaits new occupant

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump will be flexing America’s muscles against both China and North Korea from almost the moment he sits down in the Oval Office of the White House, at least to judge from his recent tweets. “China has been taking out massive amounts of money & […]

New UN secretary general starts new job ‘without Illusions’

New UN secretary general starts new job ‘without Illusions’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The page has been turned. And the new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres of Portugal has assumed office with a stoically realistic vision of both the crises and opportunities facing the international community. In his first remarks to staff Guterres stated, “I think we should […]

Why the ‘ruling class’ hates Putin and Trump: They aren’t globalists

Why the ‘ruling class’ hates Putin and Trump: They aren’t globalists

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner It is the biggest fake news story of our time. And it is being peddled by President Obama, the (politicized) CIA, the Democrats, establishment Republicans and the mainstream media, AKA, “the ruling class.” What is it? That Russia — on the direct orders of strongman Vladimir Putin — hacked […]

2016 was then: World stage set for more dramatic tension

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s once again time to consult the crystal snow globe and peer ahead into what events 2017 may bring. After a surprising, tumultuous and truly roller-coaster year just past, we certainly can hope for a more stable period. But should we? Despite the unprecedented electoral […]

Putin won the election? A closer look at the Left’s ultimate ‘fake news’ narrative

Putin won the election? A closer look at the Left’s ultimate ‘fake news’ narrative

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! This is the latest cry from the liberal media. Having failed to stop President-elect Donald Trump, the left is now claiming he won because the Russians illegally interfered in the 2016 election. In other words, liberals are now peddling the fiction […]

Adios Fidel, hola Cuba libre?

Adios Fidel, hola Cuba libre?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — When Fidel Castro died at age 90, perhaps the greatest achievement of Cuba’s communist Commandante was to have defied ten American presidents and five decades of American opposition. During his 57 years in undisputed power, Castro excelled in playing the role of a socialist David […]

Memorandum for the President-elect: You are the future, leave Mitt Romney in the past

Memorandum for the President-elect: You are the future, leave Mitt Romney in the past

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner President-Elect Donald Trump may be about to make a big mistake — the first one of his presidential transition. And the damage could be enormous. As a staunch Trump supporter and America First nationalist, I am urging that he not pick — under any circumstances — Mitt Romney to […]

Memo to President-elect Trump: Beware of the experts on East Asia’s chessboard

Memo to President-elect Trump: Beware of the experts on East Asia’s chessboard

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The process of “making America great again” is filled with perils and pitfalls, nowhere more so than in Asia. The intricacies and subtleties of the Great Game for Asia often are about as incomprehensible to the experts as they are to amateurs and know-nothings. As President-elect Donald Trump and […]

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