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Credit where credit is due: The Carter Administration and Iran’s fall to militant Islam

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn with the Shah of Iran at a state dinner in the White House. / www.corbis.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dario de Persis The question of whose actions — or inactions — contributed to the downfall of the Shah of Iran in and by extension, the success of the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1978-79, is […]

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Rumsfeld on how to deal with ISIL threat, Valerie Jarrett and Vladimir Putin

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: "The president has got two more years. It seems to me the only thing that could change it is not going to be the press. It's not going to be the Congress." / Chad J. McNeeley / Department of Defense.

Special to WorldTribune.com Greta Van Susteren, Feb. 17, FOX News: They are savages. And tonight, more news breaking. ISIS militants have reportedly burned to death 45 people in Iraq. The horrifying slaughter taking place in the western Iraqi town of […]

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With all the angst over Netanyahu’s visit and Iran, why no mention of North Korea?

North Korea's Kim Yong-Nam during visit to Iran in August 2012.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com President Obama faces a foreign policy predicament of gigantic proportions. The leader of Israel is coming to Washington, doing an end run around the White House, taking his case to a Republican-controlled Congress […]

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Fait Accompli: Bad Iran deal coming and in fact has already been decided

Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
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Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. looks set to present its allies with a dangerous fait accompli on Iran’s nuclear program. The joint statement by Secretary of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif that there will be […]

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Transforming U.S.-Egypt ties: What Sadat accomplished, the Obama administration has undone

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat greets Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin upon his arrival for his historic visit Nov. 19, 1977, at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport.

Egypt has already made its move away from the United States, although many in Washington do not seem to even understand what a seismic shift it was. Egypt is reviving economically and strategically, and promises to transform the Suez-Red Sea […]

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Obama’s allies in the Middle East are America’s enemies

PutinInEgypt

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy During a recent visit to Cairo, Vladimir Putin was received with imperial honors. The streets of Cairo were decorated by giant portraits of the Russian ruler. Egyptian jets accompanied the Putin’s aircraft in the […]

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What Giuliani said squares with what Obama has done

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. / Rob Kim / Getty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked a media firestorm for stating the obvious: President Barack Hussein Obama does not love America. “I do not believe — and I know this is a […]

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Poor, disenfranchised terrorists like son-of-a-billionaire Bin Laden? Please, Mr. President

Obama speaks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Palo Alto, California

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Did President Obama really say at the “countering violent extremism summit” yesterday and in his recent LA Times op-ed that jihadist terrorist groups are winning recruits by exploiting economic, political and historic grievances that […]

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Fighting a primitive threat with a 21st century mindset? Think about it

Canadians F18 jets pilots from the 425 T

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Wealth is the great opiate. It creates a sense of invincibility, even when battles are lost, and wars fail to sustain or expand victory. The syndrome is exemplified […]

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Beijing foreign policy elites argue that U.S. policy is no longer the priority

Barack Obama, Xi Jinping

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Even as President Xi Jinping’s closest advisers are preparing for his first official state visit to the United States this September, influential members of China’s foreign-policy establishment have argued that the country’s relationship […]

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