Geostrategy-Direct: Panic in China at early signals from Trump administration

Geostrategy-Direct: Panic in China at early signals from Trump administration

“China has been ripping the U.S. off left and right, and we are going to push back without any hesitation,” said Donald Trump as the GOP presidential candidate. As President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominee team takes shape, Beijing is beginning to panic over an imminent new reality: The new administration’s reaction against China will be swift […]

Letter from Riyadh: Gas is 25 cents/gallon, princes on edge but hopeful about Trump era

Letter from Riyadh: Gas is 25 cents/gallon, princes  on edge but hopeful about Trump era

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Last week a Geostrategy-Direct editor was in Riyadh to discuss U.S.-Saudi relations, including the implications of Donald Trump’s election for the future of those relations. The meetings were hosted at the King Faisal Center, the leading research center in Saudi Arabia which is directed by Prince Turki […]

Trump’s election is bad news for Iran, great news for Israel

Trump’s election is bad news for Iran, great news for Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The post-election period in the U.S. has been every bit as weird as the election itself, with the exception of one important fact: so far president-elect Trump has made a number of unremarkable and generally highly-qualified appointments. The weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth on the part of […]

Iran’ Rouhani to Obama: Veto extension of sanctions or else

Iran’ Rouhani to Obama: Veto extension of sanctions or else

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged U.S. President Barack Obama not to sign a 10-year extension of U.S. sanctions approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate. In a speech to Iran’s parliament on December 4, Rohani said the bill violates a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and […]

Trump’s call with Taiwan sparks international crisis . . . with U.S. ‘experts’ on China

Trump’s call with Taiwan sparks international crisis . . . with U.S. ‘experts’ on China

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2016 “Donald Trump took the call. The voice on the other end of the line was Taiwan’s president [Tsai Ing-wen] congratulating him,” wrote the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Browne in Taipei, Taiwan. Why the furor that subsequently erupted in the U.S. media? “No president-elect, or president, has spoken to a […]

ISIL takes credit for Ohio State attack: DHS focuses on PR with the Somali Muslim community

ISIL takes credit for Ohio State attack: DHS focuses on PR with the Somali Muslim community

by WorldTribune Staff, November 30, 2016 Terrorism does not appear to be high on the priority list for the Department of Homeland Security after a series of attacks in the U.S. by militant Islamists, most recently in Ohio. In fiscal year 2015, only two of the 176,397 removal orders requested by the Department of Homeland […]

Memorandum for the President-elect: You are the future, leave Mitt Romney in the past

Memorandum for the President-elect: You are the future, leave Mitt Romney in the past

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner President-Elect Donald Trump may be about to make a big mistake — the first one of his presidential transition. And the damage could be enormous. As a staunch Trump supporter and America First nationalist, I am urging that he not pick — under any circumstances — Mitt Romney to […]

U.S. faces new spectrum of geostrategic options in a post-Obama world

U.S. faces new spectrum of geostrategic options in a post-Obama world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump in many ways faces the most circumscribed strategic options of any modern U.S. President entering office. Not only has the global context changed — and will change rapidly even further — so also has the United States’ abilities, […]

Flashback: The Castro brothers’ Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Flashback: The Castro brothers’ Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Frank Calzon Fidel Castro, 90, is dead, his brother Raul announced Friday. The following was published on Jan. 19, 2016. President Barack Obama announced his visit to Cuba on Feb. 18, 2016 following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Obama did not attend Scalia’s funeral and he has […]

‘Anticipatory freakout’: Politically correct minorities at Pentagon checking their rearview mirrors

‘Anticipatory freakout’: Politically correct minorities at Pentagon checking their rearview mirrors

by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2016 Minority employees at a Pentagon that embraced political correctness under President Barack Obama are said to be unsettled by the incoming Trump administration. U.S. officials told The Daily Beast that their Muslim colleagues are now less willing to share their thoughts about national security and fear they will no […]

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