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The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Donald Trump at the National Press Club on April 27.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a […]

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Hillary’s e-mails: What is obvious, but not openly discussed


Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Not a lot that is being said by the talking heads makes sense in the case of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. First of all, everything would tell us that any domestic or foreign political […]

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Breakthrough south of the border: Mexicans freed from Pemex monopoly at gas stations

Pemex gas station in Mexico City.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The news that Mexico is moving one more step to break the monopoly of Petróleos Mexicanos [Pemex], the government-owned producer and until now monopoly retailer, is big and good news. With the world’s […]

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Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Pakistani women try to comfort a mother who lost her son in the Easter Sunday attack in Lahore. / K.M. Chaudary / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic […]

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Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Barack Obama.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There are important lessons for the U.S. in the apprehension in Belgium, after four months, of one of the chief perpetrators of the Nov. 13, 1915 Paris massacre which took the lives of […]

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Christian genocide: The U.S. White House and State Department remain stubbornly silent


Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Among the many anomalies of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, none appear so anachronistic as its refusal to label the persecution and annihilation of Christians in the Middle East as genocide. Granted that […]

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Washington’s growing China problem is becoming impossible to ignore

Photo taken from a military plane shows China's reclamation activity at Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Ritchie B. Tongo / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The U.S.’ confrontation with an increasingly powerful and incipiently aggressive China is getting much more complicated. There is no question of its high priority among the U.S.’ foreign policy issues. But were you […]

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Democratic Taiwan: More important than ever after failed U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’

Tsai Ing-wen.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Largely ignored by the mainstream media, the Jan. 15 Taiwan elections have enormous implications not only for the Island’s 25 million people, but for China – and the U.S. Ironically, the election of […]

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The shale revolution, propaganda, sheer idiocy and an abundance of energy

Drilling for oil in Texas’s Eagle Ford Shale. / Eddie Seal

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The Shale Revolution continues to wreak havoc as revolutions are wont to do. The abundance of U.S. natural gas, in many ways a more satisfactory fossil fuel than either coal or oil because […]

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Are Arab media correct? Is Obama really campaigning for top ‘messianic’ UN job?


Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders President Barak Obama repeatedly refers to the end of his time in office and claims he is no longer campaigning. There is more than a little ambiguity there, however, for his modus operandi […]

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