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The joys of enforcing the Cuba embargo during the Reagan years

Special to WorldTribune.com [Following is a second excerpt from the new book, DIPLOMARINE]. See first excerpt: Terrorism and cocktail parties.] Timothy C Brown, PhD. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books on America’s foreign policies as seen from virtually every […]

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U.S. presses Israel on gas deal involving Noble Energy

Leviathan gas field platform. /Noble Energy

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has pressed Israel not to end what has been called a U.S.-led natural gas cartel. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama held high-level discussions with Israel to maintain the leading […]

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2015: A third of Lebanon’s population are refugees; energy prices drop

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Bennington, VT — It’s time once again to peer into the crystal snow-globe to try to decipher and predict what we may expect ahead in 2015. After a dangerously tumultuous past year, the […]

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#15 — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

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Top 2014 Stories Special to WorldTribune.com, Oct. 22, 2012 By Alexander Maistrovoy Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New […]

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Many motives for the cyber-attack on ‘The Interview’

Collage of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un, right, and a still from the film 'The Interview'.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Maybe we should all be thankful. No harm done in this Sony/North Korea flap; just a war of words. A torrent of them, in fact, but so far no fatalities, no injuries, merely […]

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Deep divide over Egypt in U.S. government said hampering war on ISIL

Egypt's President Sisi said more could be done if 'you give us the Apaches and F-16s that you have been suspending for over a year and a half now.'

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — U.S. policy over Egypt remains a source of deep division, a report said. Congress has determined that the administration of President Barack Obama as well as the House and Senate have not moved toward an […]

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Wake up call: The larger ramifications of the N. Korean cyberattack on Sony

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz As disturbing as the North Korean cyberattack against the computers of Sony Pictures is, many reporters and politicians are overlooking two important lessons from this incident. First, although North Korea’s “Bureau 121″ reportedly has […]

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Scrambling Saudis blame oil price drop on U.S. fracking revolution, global economic slowdown

Saudi oil official at rig near Howta, Saudi Arabia. / John Moore / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has been struggling to counter the plunge in crude oil prices. Officials said the Saudi leadership has decided to maintain production despite a nearly 50 percent drop in the price of crude […]

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U.S. sanctions oil companies in four nations for sales to Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United State has imposed fresh sanctions on energy companies that supply the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on six oil companies in four countries deemed suppliers to the […]

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Throwing a Christmas bone to Communist tyrannies: 1978 and 2014

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the last legacies of the Cold War has ended with Washington reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba after a fifty-three year break in relations. Yet another enduring legacy of […]

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