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Slaughter in Tunisia spurs British to prioritize counter-terrorism

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Stung by the death last month of 30 Britons among 38 murdered while on holiday at a beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia at the hands of Islamic extremists, British Prime Minister David […]

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Turkey wins U.S. re-engagement against Syria in potentially fatal blow to Iran rapproachement

Incirlik Air Base.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs By whatever name, the unilaterally-imposed no-fly zone over an area of Syria, proposed by the U.S. and Turkey on July 27, is not an element of a supposed […]

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North Korea confirms new defense chief after predecessor’s execution

Gen. Pak Yong-Sik, circled, is presumably alert to the dos and don'ts of his new position as defense chief.

Special to WorldTribune.com EastAsiaIntel.com Two months after South Korea’s intelligence agency tellingly disclosed the shocking execution of Kim Jong-Un’s defense chief Vice Marshal Hyon Yong-Chol by close-range anti-aircraft gun fire, Pyongyang officially dispelled the last thread of doubts about the […]

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Gen. Dunford calls Russia’s ‘existential threat’ to U.S. ‘alarming’

Marine Corps General Dunford testifies during the Senate Armed Services committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifying at the confirmation hearing that almost certainly will lead to his Senate approval as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes Russia as an “existential threat” and […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Reading Kim Jong-Un’s mind as he reads the fine print of Iran nuclear agreement

The North Korea-Iran strategic partnership that is rarely mentioned.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The Greeks made a deal to reform their free-spending ways and stay in the European Union, while the Iranians agreed to restrain their nuclear ambitions and crawl out from under onerous sanctions. Can […]

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Exit of pro-China Obama officials may signal shift toward Taiwan as well

U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED)

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang At the recently-concluded U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, top U.S. officials sternly rebuked China’s behavior in cybertheft and demanded that China terminate its island-building spree in the South China Sea, […]

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Mexican cartels using new countersurveillance tech against U.S.

The U.S. has for years been flying surveillance drones along the Mexican border. Now Mexico's drug cartels are as well. / Vocativ

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Senior drug enforcement officials in Washington and along the U.S. southwest border have spotted new technologies used by Mexican drug cartels to track their trackers in U.S. law. The concern grows out […]

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The overlooked strategic interplay of the Iran nuclear deal and the new Greek debt package

City Skylines And General Views Ahead Of Elections

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Greek government, in last-minute talks with its European creditors (predominantly Germany) achieved a breathing space on July 13, to start to manage its new economic framework. However, largely ignored by the Greek […]

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New wave of jihadist attacks challenge limits of Egyptian security

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Egypt’s already severe security plight has been exacerbated by an expanding jihadist tactic of assassinating not just security but judiciary officials. On June 29, Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s most senior prosecutor, was killed […]

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