Bad moon rising: Seoul leader ratings drop over Winter Game politics

Bad moon rising: Seoul leader ratings drop over Winter Game politics

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Fierce controversies have erupted surrounding Winter Olympics politics with regard to North Korea’s participation, and President Moon Jae-In of South Korea has been dealt a blow in the public opinion polls. A new Seoul-based PR firm called Realmeter released polling data on Jan. 25, indicating the president’s approval ratings have […]

Intelligence expose embarrassed China, forced its hand on North Korean sanctions

Intelligence expose embarrassed China, forced its hand on North Korean sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct After U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter-bashed China’s furtive efforts to sell refined oil to North Korea on the high seas, China suddenly announced on Jan. 5 that it would immediately impose a wide-ranging embargo against North Korea to “implement UN Resolution 2397.” A major factor in the turnaround was a […]

Holiday sale: Today and tomorrow only

Holiday sale: Today and tomorrow only

Special to WorldTribune , December 24, 2017 This is the season of peace, relaxation and family time. It is also a time to be grateful for all the good (sometimes miraculous), things that have happened in 2017 amidst everything else. In that spirit, we are pleased to offer inactive or would-be subscribers to Geostrategy-Direct.com a […]

Report: Chinese intel backed Russia-Trump collusion narrative

Report: Chinese intel backed Russia-Trump collusion narrative

by WorldTribune Staff, October 25, 2017 China is committed to supporting the narrative of an improper link between Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and the Russian Government, a report said. “Chinese intelligence money and influence is promoting the idea that Russia is the enemy [of the U.S.] and that it attempted to influence the U.S. […]

Dangerous linkage: Iran will act on lessons learned from U.S.-North Korea showdown

Dangerous linkage: Iran will act on lessons learned from U.S.-North Korea showdown

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct After vowing at the United Nations to “completely destroy” North Korea if necessary and following that verbal brinksmanship with the harshest economic sanctions ever imposed by the United States government, President Donald Trump has set U.S. policy on a seemingly inevitable collision course with the Hermit Kingdom. […]

‘Kim Fatty the Third’: Weaponizing ridicule at ‘losers’ touted as effective strategy

‘Kim Fatty the Third’: Weaponizing ridicule at ‘losers’ touted as effective strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Satire and ridicule “are effective, inexpensive instruments of psychological warfare,” J. Michael Waller, vice president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., wrote in the September-October edition of Army University Press. “They require few resources and little infrastructure,” he said. Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip […]

Israel warns: Satellite images show Iran building long-range missile site in Syria

Israel warns: Satellite images show Iran building long-range missile site in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Security analysts say satellite images show Iran is constructing a facility in northwestern Syria for the manufacturing of long-range Scud missiles. The analysts said the facility was similar to a rocket factory near Teheran, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Aug. 17. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was closely […]

Analysts: Don’t assume N. Korea will play by doomsday rules; China seen exploiting crisis

Analysts: Don’t assume N. Korea will play by doomsday rules; China seen exploiting crisis

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct, June 14, 2017 Targets of a nuclear North Korea should not assume the Kim Jong-Un regime would adhere to the rules of war that constrain Russia and the United States, analysts say. Pyongyang would likely ignore the Outer Space Treaty prohibiting the deployment or use of nuclear weapons in orbit […]

Senior North Korea official and family commit suicide while in Chinese police custody

Senior North Korea official and family commit suicide while in Chinese police custody

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A senior cadre of North Korea’s Worker’s Party, along with his wife, son and two daughters committed suicide by taking poison to prevent being forcibly returned to North Korea by Chinese security forces. Last week, the family, along with 10 other North Korean defectors, were tracked down in China’s southwestern […]

Scaramucci’s deal with Chinese company to clear path to White House may have led to his exit

Scaramucci’s deal with Chinese company to clear path to White House may have led to his exit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2017 While an obscenity-laced interview with the New Yorker was given as the reason for the firing of Anthony Scaramucci, it was his dealings with a Chinese conglomerate that is intent on gobbling up American strategic assets that likely brought down the White House communications director, reports say. A “red […]

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