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 […]

Clueless about ‘Total War’: When old soldiers refuse to just fade away

Clueless about ‘Total War’: When old soldiers refuse to just fade away

FPI / June 26, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com Excerpted from analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The arrival of the Trump administration following the November 2016 elections saw many “old hands” sense opportunity. They saw an “outsider in the White House”, crude and unlettered in the ways of Washington. They could help him, […]

Meanwhile in South Africa, coronavirus makes matters even worse

Meanwhile in South Africa, coronavirus makes matters even worse

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Pretoria To witness South Africa’s descent into chaos is like experiencing a powerless, slow-motion dream sequence. There is a widespread consensus that President Cyril Ramaphosa has lost support inside and outside the governing African National Congress (ANC), and the ANC has become so distrusted that it […]

To an exiled patriot, too long from home: Goodbye

To an exiled patriot, too long from home: Goodbye

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs [Editors’ Note: Dr. Assad Homayoun, former Minister for Political Affairs at the Iran embassy in Washington, was an early WorldTribune.com Advisory Board Member and Contributing Editor. A passionately pro-U.S. patriot of Iran, he provided expert analysis and information on developments in Iran both […]

UK-Brexit vote will have far-reaching geostrategic ramifications

UK-Brexit vote will have far-reaching geostrategic ramifications

FPI / December 20, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com [Editor’s note: Britain’s new Parliament on Friday voted overwhelmingly to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit accord, a significant step toward the country’s departure from the European Union on Jan. 31.] Excerpts from analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Dec. 12 general election in […]

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 […]

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