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Xi Jinping orders generals to get with the program when conducting ‘military diplomacy’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com President and commander-in-chief Xi Jinping has told generals of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to abide by the instructions of the party leadership when waging “military diplomacy.” The policy-setting Central Military Commission (CMC) […]

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Post-Gadhafi Libya now a jihadist springboard backed by Iran, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey

Rome now a target: Security forces have bee deployed at selected sites due to terror threats from ISIL. / Winston Ross / Newsweek

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The consolidation of a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Libya provides the jihadist camp with springboard into Africa and southern Europe. That strategic thrust, supported […]

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Credit where credit is due: The Carter Administration and Iran’s fall to militant Islam

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn with the Shah of Iran at a state dinner in the White House. / www.corbis.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dario de Persis The question of whose actions — or inactions — contributed to the downfall of the Shah of Iran in and by extension, the success of the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1978-79, is […]

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Rumsfeld on how to deal with ISIL threat, Valerie Jarrett and Vladimir Putin

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: "The president has got two more years. It seems to me the only thing that could change it is not going to be the press. It's not going to be the Congress." / Chad J. McNeeley / Department of Defense.

Special to WorldTribune.com Greta Van Susteren, Feb. 17, FOX News: They are savages. And tonight, more news breaking. ISIS militants have reportedly burned to death 45 people in Iraq. The horrifying slaughter taking place in the western Iraqi town of […]

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N. Korea preparing miniaturized nuclear warheads for October military parade

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea has adopted a resolution authorizing the showcasing of miniaturized nuclear warheads at a military parade in October, military sources and analysts here said. “The North has [signaled] that it […]

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More disturbing details of Obama’s nuclear sell-out to Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
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Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz In an article published today, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, a notorious Obama administration apologist, provided his latest endorsement of the president’s deeply flawed nuclear diplomacy with Iran. Ignatius also discussed some worrisome U.S. […]

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Memoir of Iran under a relatively tolerant Shah before the Left paved the way for revolution

Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the Shah of Iran and Amb. Ardeshir Zahedi in 1973.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The original volume of [former Foreign Minister of Iran under the late Shah] Ardeshir Zahedi’s memoirs, … forced a recalibration of 20th Century Iranian history and the role […]

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Surge in jet fuel shipments to N. Korea, leads to spike in exercises

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — China sharply increased jet fuel supplies to North Korea late last year, after sharply reducing shipments for the past two years. Sources here said the surge in supplies has led to […]

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Beijing foreign policy elites argue that U.S. policy is no longer the priority

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Even as President Xi Jinping’s closest advisers are preparing for his first official state visit to the United States this September, influential members of China’s foreign-policy establishment have argued that the country’s relationship […]

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The Indian Ocean emerging as central nexus of 21st century geopolitics

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun The Indian Ocean has already become the key focus of the global strategic and commercial contest for the 21st Century. The realization is slowly dawning in Europe and the Americas that this is […]

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