Trump: NATO allies agree at emergency session to raise defense spending

Trump: NATO allies agree at emergency session to raise defense spending

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty BRUSSELS — U.S. President Donald Trump says other countries in the NATO alliance have agreed to increase their defense spending following criticisms he made at the NATO summit in Brussels. Speaking after his criticism prompted an unscheduled emergency meeting of allies on July 12, Trump said […]

UN Security Council merry go round

UN Security Council merry go round

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual membership rotation, the UN General Assembly has chosen five new members; Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Dominican Republic and South Africa, who will serve two-year stints on the powerful fifteen-member Security Council. The election, or more properly selection, is based both on geographical and […]

Russia selling non-NATO-compatible S-400 to Turkey

Russia selling non-NATO-compatible S-400 to Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, December 28, 2017 A deal in which Turkey would purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Russia is “almost finalized,” according to the head of Russia’s state-run Rostec corporation. The proposed $2.5 billion deal “has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of NATO but the Russian missile system […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Special to WorldTribune , December 6, 2017 By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution Last week marks the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China. The historic mutual defense treaty, signed on Dec. 2, 1954 in Washington, provided an ironclad guarantee to […]

Report: Afghan opium production up 87 percent in 2017

Report: Afghan opium production up 87 percent in 2017

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A new report says opium production in Afghanistan increased by 87 percent to a “record level” of 9,000 tons this year, compared with 2016 levels. That’s according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released on Nov. 15 by the Afghan Ministry of Counternarcotics and the […]

NATO to deploy 3,000 additional troops to train Afghan army

NATO to deploy 3,000 additional troops to train Afghan army

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2017 NATO said it will add 3,000 troops at the start of 2018 to its mission to train Afghanistan’s army. According to a Nov. 7 report by Reuters, the new personnel will not have a combat role but NATO hopes the troops can train the Afghan army and its newly-formed […]

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Special to WorldTribune.com Editor’s Note: The following analysis echoes assessments heard last week in Washington from normally upbeat insiders. One former CIA analyst who held senior posts in an Democrat administration wonders if the U.S. will survive and doesn’t want to eywitness its demise. Another veteran warrior, in but not of the “Swamp”, suggested that […]

EU unites against Trump and for Iran deal as key to saving ‘norproliferation architecture’

EU unites against Trump and for Iran deal as key to saving ‘norproliferation architecture’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty European Union foreign ministers have closed ranks in support of the Iran nuclear agreement, warning that U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to abandon the multinational accord jeopardize efforts to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff with North Korea. “At a time of acute nuclear […]

Time for Germany to add some muscle to its global leadership

Time for Germany to add some muscle to its global leadership

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr.Fariborz Saremi, August 28,2017 Since the Second World War German leaders have, understandably, shrunk from the idea that their country can exercise leadership on the global stage. The view in Bonn and then Berlin was that German power should be exercised through Europe. But the EU is no longer enough. Foreign […]

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