Sol Sanders

Sol W. Sanders is an Asian specialist with more than 25 years in the region, and a former correspondent for Business Week, U.S. News & World Report and United Press International. He headed the Mass Communications Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was deputy chief of mission of the World Bank (IBRD) […]

The Gaza blowup and prospects for a ‘three-state solution’

The Gaza blowup and prospects for a ‘three-state solution’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The Israel-Arab peace effort is suddenly exploding. But whether all this movement will usher in the Trump Administration’s promise “of a peace of the century” is another question. After a year’s discussions led by Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the Administration Special Mideast representative, the president’s design is […]

Mattis argues President Trump favors a diplomatic solution on North Korea

Mattis argues President Trump favors a diplomatic solution on North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, October 4, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has “very clearly” signaled his intent to pursue a diplomatic solution to the standoff with North Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Oct. 3. Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon “supports fully” a diplomatic solution amid mixed messages from […]

‘Take it to the bank’: Kamala Harris ‘absolutely’ running for president in 2020

‘Take it to the bank’: Kamala Harris ‘absolutely’ running for president in 2020

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2017 The competition for the Democratic Party presidential nomination for 2020 is already buzzing. Sen. Kamala Harris, seen as a fresh face in a field that includes several septuagenarians, is playing both camps from the 2016 Democratic Party contest – having made the rounds with wealthy Hillary Clinton donors while […]

Bernie Sanders: Nominating Hillary would be disaster for party, nation

Bernie Sanders: Nominating Hillary would be disaster for party, nation

Special to WorldTribune.com While GOP leaders in Washington were inching toward solidarity with Donald Trump, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders unleashed his harshest rhetoric to date against Hillary Clinton. Coming off victory in the West Virginia primary, his 20th win of the primary season, Sanders’ campaign said on May 11 the Democratic Party would be courting […]

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic terrorist group aiming at Christians on a community playground on Eastern Sunday – large numbers […]

When the U.S. loses resolve: The Afghanistan-Vietnam parallels

When the U.S. loses resolve: The Afghanistan-Vietnam parallels

Sol W. Sanders   For those of us who lived through it, current negotiations for the American exit from Afghanistan smells much too much like the end of the U.S. commitment in Vietnam. Washington, after a decade of enormous sacrifice of life and treasure, has chosen to negotiate with the enemy following diplomatic “modalities” pretty […]

A modest solution to the China-Japan dispute over islands: They belong to Taiwan

A modest solution to the China-Japan dispute over islands: They belong to Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders TAIPEI – Annette Lu Hsiu-lien, former Taiwan vice president, proposes a demilitarized settlement of the East China islands flash point between China and Japan. In an interview with WorldTribune, Lu claimed Taiwan actually has the best claim to the Diaoyutai/Senkaku chain of uninhabited islands. Although China seems to […]

What is our once-free press good for? Absolutely nothing

What is our once-free press good for? Absolutely nothing

Sol W. Sanders   The great American newspaper is dying, done in by incompetent journalists and management unable to deal with asphyxiation brought on by the digital revolution. It is going out not with a bang, but a whimper. That simpering you see is subservience to the Obama administration, sometimes with such intellectual corruption that […]

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