Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese officials and analysts said Beijing remains “uncertain” about the Trump administration and its strategy on the two Koreas. “The prolonged silence” from the Trump administration “is making Beijing increasingly uncertain and uncomfortable, and complicating its plans to reduce the threat that the United States and its network of alliances […]

South Korea, Japan balk at admitting Syrian refugees

South Korea, Japan balk at admitting Syrian refugees

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2017 South Korea and Japan have been reluctant to take in refugees from Syria. The United States admitted more than 10,000 Syrian refugees on former President Barack Obama’s watch. Since 1994, 1,144 Syrians have requested asylum in South Korea, but refugee status has been granted to only three, government figures […]

Pax China: Manila’s capitulation sets ominous precedent for U.S. allies in Far East

Pax China: Manila’s capitulation sets ominous precedent for U.S. allies in Far East

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Rodrigo Duterte was reputed as a killer long before his election as president of the Philippines five months ago. He countenanced the slaughter of hundreds of drug addicts and dealers while mayor of Davao, the major port city on the rebel-infested southern island of Mindanao, and has applauded the […]