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The Obama administration appears to be negotiating on Iran’s side against West

Amir Hossein Motaghi, left.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Democratic New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez made headlines during a hearing with Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken in January when he said, “I have to be honest with you, the more I hear […]

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Iran charges U.S. drone strike killed its advisers in Tikrit, Iraq

Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Ali Yazdani, a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on March 29. / Fars News Agency, Mohammad Reza Jofar

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Libertyf Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants […]

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What happened? White House stunned as wars rage across the Middle East

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Special to WorldTribune.com When President Barack Obama took office, he offered a familiar foreign policy vision that had been the refrain of the Left’s criticism of his predecessor: The U.S. would withdraw from the region’s conflicts and focus on its […]

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Democrats face test on U.S. Mideast policy, and their actions will be recorded for posterity

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal before a meeting with King Salman on March 5. / Evan Vucci

Special to WorldTribune.com By Adam Turner I don’t envy the position of sensible Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate these days. As Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said recently – the world is on fire – and President Obama and […]

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As Iran-backed forces advance in Yemen, Obama’s terror strategy questioned

Yemen residents of Taiz demonstrate against the Houthi incursion on March 22. / European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com As the Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi militia consolidated its control of Yemen’s capital over the weekend and continued its advance southward, the U.S. counter terrorism strategy for the nation is being seen for what it is — a failure. […]

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Reports: U.S. evacuates last special forces from Yemen

Yemen residents of Taiz demonstrate against the Houthi incursion on March 22. / European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com The Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthis militia have deployed Yemen’s air force for the first time this weekend as U.S. troops were reportedly being evacuated following the bloody Al Qaida bomb attacks at a mosque on March 20. Some […]

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Irreconcilable differences in our time: Let’s not go to pieces over peace

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Some of the terrible problems we read, hear and talk about so often are beyond solution. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated this week that as long as he was in office there […]

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Intelligence split: DIA report kept Iran on terror threat list, DNI offered words of praise

U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Special to WorldTribune.com The annual U.S. intelligence ‘Worldwide Threat Assessment’ not only left Iran off the list of terror threats but included words of praise for efforts to build partnerships with Sunni states to combat militant extremists. The report was […]

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Egypt’s bet: Reform Islam, boost economy, ignore Obama

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at March 15 investors conference.

Sol W. Sanders Any hope for an exit from the current Middle East chaos lies with the efforts of Gen. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to stabilize its politics and rebuild the Egyptian economy. With its 90 million people and traditional […]

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Slasher of U.S. envoy to Seoul had multiple ties to North Korea

A knife attack on U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, March 5, stunned onlookers in Seoul and was celebrated by the regime in Pyongyang. Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s description of a South Korean man’s attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul as “deserved punishment” indicates Pyongyang’s unwillingness to improve ties with Washington, a government source said. In a shocking attack […]

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