‘Kim Fatty the Third’: Weaponizing ridicule at ‘losers’ touted as effective strategy

‘Kim Fatty the Third’: Weaponizing ridicule at ‘losers’ touted as effective strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Satire and ridicule “are effective, inexpensive instruments of psychological warfare,” J. Michael Waller, vice president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., wrote in the September-October edition of Army University Press. “They require few resources and little infrastructure,” he said. Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip […]

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin Sept. 6, 2017, began taking the initiative to control the “crisis” over North Korean strategic weapons, because Russia had more at stake in resolving the issue than perhaps any other nation-state. There was strong evidence that President Putin was working to […]

Guarding Comrade Kim: Hiring of Russian security consultants signals loss of faith in inner circle

Guarding Comrade Kim: Hiring of Russian security consultants signals loss of faith in inner circle

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct An increasingly paranoid Kim Jong-Un has hired about a dozen ex-Soviet KGB agents to stave off what the young dictator believes are constant U.S. plots to assassinate him. Apparently, Kim does not fully trust his personal bodyguards, who were plucked from “Office Number 6” of the Guard Command that protects […]

Putin reject appeal from South Korean leader to cut oil exports to the North

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned against “driving North Korea into a corner” over its nuclear weapons program and missile tests. Putin spoke on September 6 after meeting South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the Russian-hosted Eastern Economic Forum in the Pacific coastal […]

Russia adds Egypt to list of Mideast nuclear power deals

Russia adds Egypt to list of Mideast nuclear power deals

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2017 Egypt and Russia on Sept. 4 finalized a deal in which Moscow will fund the construction of a nuclear power plant in Egypt. The deal was announced after Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in China, where they were attending a summit, the Associated […]

Moscow blames the Obama administration for ‘undermining Russia-U.S. relations’

Moscow blames the Obama administration for ‘undermining Russia-U.S. relations’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia said on September 1 it would respond harshly to any U.S. moves meant to hurt it, a day after the United States told Moscow to close its consulate in San Francisco and locations in Washington and New York. But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said […]

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, September 1, 2017 The U.S. State Department on Aug. 31 said that, “in the spirit of parity,” the U.S. is closing Russian diplomatic facilities in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City. The closures will be completed by Sept. 2, a person identified as a senior Trump administration […]

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 […]

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers near N. Korea as U.S., S. Korea hold war games

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers near N. Korea as U.S., S. Korea hold war games

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017 Russia flew nuclear-capable strategic bombers and planes with advanced intelligence gathering capabilities near the Korean peninsula this week while the U.S. and South Korea were conducting war games. Japan and South Korea scrambled fighter jets to escort the Russian Tupolev-95MS bombers, according to an Aug. 24 Reuters report. Russia […]

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