Bodansky: Behind the Sept. 24 breakthrough by the ‘Islamist Alliance’ in Syria

Bodansky: Behind the Sept. 24 breakthrough by the ‘Islamist Alliance’ in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Sept. 24, 2013, saw the final nail driven into the coffin of the U.S. and Western effort to influence, let alone control, the Syrian armed opposition. Abdul-Aziz Salamah, the political leader of Liwaa al-Tawhid in northern Syria, announced that […]

Delays in returning remains of American war dead add to questions about N. Korea’s intent

Delays in returning remains of American war dead add to questions about N. Korea’s intent

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2018 North Korean negotiators did not show up for scheduled talks with the United States regarding the repatriation of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War. The two sides were scheduled to meet in Panmunjom on July 12, but the North’s negotiators failed to show. “North Korea […]

Moscow’s infrastructure deal on N. Korea backed by Tokyo and Seoul, opposed by U.S.

Moscow’s infrastructure deal on N. Korea backed by Tokyo and Seoul, opposed by U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs North Korea’s latest successful ballistic missile and nuclear tests were not the most important news items coming out of Pyongyang in the first weeks of September 2017. Far more important was the confirmation that Kim Jong-Un’s first child, […]

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un, besieged by the U.S., continues to threaten all-out nuclear war against any who threaten North Korea. But this represents only part of the equation: the DPRK’s Korean People’s Army (KPA) also prepares for non-nuclear surprise […]

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs German Protestant pastor, theologist, and cartographer Heinrich Bunting published his masterpiece Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel Through Holy Scripture) In 1581. In the book, he included a special illustration/map titled “Die ganze Welt in einem Kleberblat/Welches ist der Stadt Hannover […]

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkey’s President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko by the end of June 2016 had embarked on a further escalation of their confrontation with Russia through the sponsorship of jihadism on the Crimean Peninsula. This campaign is […]

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 19, 2016 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Part I, Part II. The initial alienation of grassroots, European-born and educated Muslim youth was a result of the overall deteriorating economic and social conditions throughout Western Europe. But this socio-economic frustration quickly transformed into a […]

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part II, Advancing terror to ‘savagery’

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part II, Advancing terror to ‘savagery’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs [See: Part I, The subversion of Europe, May 13, 2016] In 2004, Sheikh Abu Bakr Naji published his main book titled “Management of Savagery: The Most Critical Stage Through Which the Islamic Nation Will Pass” which would define the […]

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jihad is escalating into Europe. The mid-November 2015 jihadist strike at the heart of Paris, the late-March 2016 jihadist strike at the heart of Brussels, as well as the host of smaller “incidents” such as the mid-May 2016 stabbing […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

Special to WorldTribune.com “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” — Barack Hussein Obama (address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 2012) By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jan. 9: The jihadist murders at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, on […]