UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit, names Boris Johnson foreign minister

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit, names Boris Johnson foreign minister

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs LONDON — Incoming UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the evening of July 13, 2016, was asked by the Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, to form a new Government, following the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron. Immediately after her audience with the Queen she announced the key […]

What foreign observers forget about post-Morsi Egypt: It’s the economy, stupid

What foreign observers forget about post-Morsi Egypt: It’s the economy, stupid

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Egypt’s military leadership entered August 2013 without any illusions as to the magnitude of the challenges facing the Egyptian Armed Forces, the Egyptian government, and all of Egypt, in the coming months and years. The decision by the Supreme Council of the Armed […]

Upcoming election in tiny Dominica could impact China’s backing for Venezuela

Upcoming election in tiny Dominica could impact China’s backing for Venezuela

FPI / November 22, 2019 Excerpted from analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs in Roseau and Washington, D.C. , Geostrategy-Direct.com It was unsurprising that the Dec. 6, 2019, general election in the Caribbean state of Dominica appeared to have garnered little attention in a Washington, DC, obsessed with impeachment hearings designed to bring down a […]

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

FPI / October 28, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Excerpts from analysis by Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Oct. 10 at the memorial for the fatalities of the October 1973 War. He strongly hinted of the possibility of both an Israeli preemptive military strike against […]

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

FPI / August 18, 2019 Excerpted from Geostrategy-Direct.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs All attention is focused on the twists-and-turns of the very noisy U.S.-Iran dispute in the Persian Gulf, but all the while the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is rapidly and quietly consolidating a dominant presence in the area […]

Analysis: Mueller report opens new civil war posing greater threat to U.S. than China

Analysis: Mueller report opens new civil war posing greater threat to U.S. than China

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The follow-on from the U.S. Mueller Investigation which targeted President Donald Trump will confirm just how intractable the great divide is within the U.S. It is a greater strategic threat to U.S. security than the People’s Republic of China. Few modern, democratic […]

New Zealand terror attack: Lone shooter? Intelligence failure? Turkey connection?

New Zealand terror attack: Lone shooter? Intelligence failure? Turkey connection?

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Wellington and Canberra New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s strenuous reaction to the shootings of Muslims at Friday prayers on March 15, 2019, in two mosques in Christchurch, on New Zealand’s South Island, was seen as a logical political response to an extreme act of terrorist […]

Nigeria’s military collapsing as fight against Boko Haram fails

Nigeria’s military collapsing as fight against Boko Haram fails

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Nigeria’s junior army officers and enlisted ranks fighting in the north of the country were, by early December 2018, preparing to revolt. Corruption, incompetence, and lies of political generals — up to and including President Muhammadu Buhari, a retired Army major-general — had already led to one […]

Mahathir’s return in Malaysia promises significant change in ties with U.S., China

Mahathir’s return in Malaysia promises significant change in ties with U.S., China

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Kuala Lumpur. The return to office as Prime Minister of Malaysia of Dr Mahathir Mohamed, 92, on May 10, 2018, was expected to change the tone of affairs both within Malaysia as well as within the region. Significantly, it is not Dr Mahathir’s age which was at […]

Murky waters: The attack on Sergei Skripal, the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, and the ‘Steele dossier’

Murky waters: The attack on Sergei Skripal, the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, and the ‘Steele dossier’

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs A major new crisis, with potentially long-term ramifications, has begun between “the West” (essentially the UK, U.S., and European Union) and Russia without any major questioning as to the logic or causes of it. The “crisis” centered around the assassination attempt in […]

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