Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct When those in London are not fixated on the U.S. presidential election, they are immersed in their own set of controversial political issues. In late October a Geostrategy Direct editor was in the city to chair a multilateral cyber security conference and to participate in a series […]

U.S. allies stunned as Moscow presses its advantage in Obama’s final days

U.S. allies stunned as Moscow presses its advantage in Obama’s final days

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct For more than two years Russian President Vladimir Putin has initiated an aggressive series of policy decisions aimed at advancing Russian interests and undermining the West, but recent events demonstrate the extent of Russian hostility. During separate visits to Europe, UK and Italian senior officials asked a […]

Russia weighs a new and secure Internet as its exclusive domain

Russia weighs a new and secure Internet as its exclusive domain

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The Russian intelligence service, and those acting on its behalf, constitutes one of the biggest threats to the Internet’s integrity and security. Along with China and Iran, Russia is one of the most aggressive nations in exploiting Internet security vulnerabilities around the globe. Russian hacking activities have […]

German intel official cites ‘hundreds of reports’ of ‘hit squads’, sleeper cells

German intel official cites ‘hundreds of reports’ of ‘hit squads’, sleeper cells

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Last year’s mass influx of refugees from Syria and Iraq triggered a series of security, social and political troubles throughout Europe, reaching as far as Sweden. But while the refugee numbers have been reduced, major nations such as Germany and Italy face new problems. In Germany, Chancellor […]

Obama sets dangerous terms for generous military aid package to Israel

Obama sets dangerous terms for generous military aid package to Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct U.S. and Israeli officials are nearing completion of protracted negotiations over a planned decade-long deal for U.S. military assistance, despite deep bilateral political discord stemming mainly from nearly unbridled enmity between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The scope and nature of this assistance is […]

Saudis offer Moscow billions to cut ties with Syria’s Assad, Iran

Saudis offer Moscow billions to cut ties with Syria’s Assad, Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir last week confirmed that he has offered the Russian government billions of dollars in financial incentives to abandon its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. For over five years Syria has been engaged in a bloody civil war that has taken […]

Legacy watch: Obama said to weigh nuclear weapons policy shift

Legacy watch: Obama said to weigh nuclear weapons policy shift

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct From his first days in office nearly eight years ago, Barack Obama has been a consistent advocate for the ultimate and complete abolition of nuclear weapons, including U.S. nuclear forces. To this end, he has hosted several nuclear summits and with Russia signed New START, a major […]

Brexit and the globalists: EU’s business model worked: Its power grab backfired

Brexit and the globalists: EU’s business model worked: Its power grab backfired

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Voters in the United Kingdom have chosen to leave the European Union by a 52-48 percent margin, making Great Britain the first nation to leave the EU. The turnout was large with over 70 percent of eligible voters going to the polls.  The process of doing so […]

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. military has been engaged in a series of “small wars,” conducting low level combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This style of warfare has been focused on close combat and small unit operations, often supported by air […]

Why the Brexit vote is as much a watershed for the EU as for the British

Why the Brexit vote is as much a watershed for the EU as for the British

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The June 23 UK referendum on whether Great Britain should remain in or leave the European Union (EU) is seen by most pollsters as too close to call. The British media, predictably, view the outcome through the lens of the far-reaching implications for British political, security and […]