China praises Obama as ‘most pacifist’ U.S. president, hails ‘failure’ of Asia Pivot

China praises Obama as ‘most pacifist’ U.S. president, hails ‘failure’ of Asia Pivot

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com China’s state media has not obsessed about President Barack Obama’s “legacy” to the degree America’s 44th president has. It has not however missed the opportunity to celebrate the “failure” of his celebrated “Asia Pivot” strategy while finding other positive things to say about the exiting leader. However, unlike Mr. Obama […]

U.S. foreign policies in collision: Biden boosts Ukraine, Putin hails Trump’s take on NATO

U.S. foreign policies in collision: Biden boosts Ukraine, Putin hails Trump’s take on NATO

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2017 The past, present and future policies of the United States on the Eastern European front came to a head days before the transition of power in the U.S. In his final foreign trip, Vice President Joe Biden visited Kyiv on Jan. 16 and urged the incoming Trump administration to […]

Imprisoned Navy sailor uses Hillary Clinton defense in appeal for clemency

Imprisoned Navy sailor uses Hillary Clinton defense in appeal for clemency

by WorldTribune Staff, January 13, 2017 Lawyers for a former sailor who was imprisoned for mishandling classified material have filed paperwork to have his sentence commuted. Navy Machinist Mate 1st Class Kristian Saucier was a “scapegoat” amid the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton, according to the ex-sailor’s legal team. He was jailed for carelessness with classified […]

U.S. destroyer fires warning shots at 5 Iranian boats near Strait of Hormuz

U.S. destroyer fires warning shots at 5 Iranian boats near Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, January 10, 2017 A U.S. destroyer fired warning shots when five Iranian vessels approached it and two other American ships in the Strait of Hormuz on Jan. 8. The latest in a series of incidents between U.S. and Iranian ships saw the Iranian boats come “within 900 yards or so” of the […]

Rogue states search Trump tweets for clues as Oval Office awaits new occupant

Rogue states search Trump tweets for clues as Oval Office awaits new occupant

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump will be flexing America’s muscles against both China and North Korea from almost the moment he sits down in the Oval Office of the White House, at least to judge from his recent tweets. “China has been taking out massive amounts of money & […]

Greatest hits, No. 5: Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Greatest hits, No. 5: Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told the Chinese defense delegation in Singapore that the U.S. will take appropriate action if China crosses the red line, i.e. further reclamation and militarization of the Scarborough Shoal in the Spratlys chain. The Philippines and China have fiercely clashed over the Scarborough Shoal […]

Chaotic Middle East to be without U.S. aircraft carrier for months

Chaotic Middle East to be without U.S. aircraft carrier for months

by WorldTribune Staff, January 1, 2017 The United States will be without an aircraft carrier presence in the Middle East for up to two months. The return of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to its Norfolk homeport comes “amid a heated fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and a slew of burgeoning […]

2016 was then: World stage set for more dramatic tension

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s once again time to consult the crystal snow globe and peer ahead into what events 2017 may bring. After a surprising, tumultuous and truly roller-coaster year just past, we certainly can hope for a more stable period. But should we? Despite the unprecedented electoral […]

Trump’s world: How to distinguish between allies, friendly rogue states and bad actors?

Trump’s world: How to distinguish between allies, friendly rogue states and bad actors?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – The U.S. refusal to veto the UN Security Council resolution attacking Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory as “a flagrant violation” of international law has triggered cries of outrage worthy of full-scale hostilities. You might think, from the responses of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that President Barack […]

Turkey’s Erdoğan aggressively courting Team Trump

Turkey’s Erdoğan aggressively courting Team Trump

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs staff in Ankara and Washinngton, D.C. Turkish President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan has moved rapidly to recapture U.S. strategic support by wooing the incoming U.S. Administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. President Erdoğan is attempting to stem Turkish economic collapse, Turkish expulsion from NATO, and total rejection of Turkey […]

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