There is a move: Don’t lose hope America

There is a move: Don’t lose hope America

Special to WorldTribune, June 1, 2020 Commentary by Carter Clews Nearly 50 years ago, communications theorist Marshall McLuhan famously observed that “The medium is the message,” essentially saying that the medium delivery system itself (at that time, newspapers, TV, and radio) had a profound impact upon the way in which the message was received and […]

Time for states to demand transparency on foreign influences at their universities

Time for states to demand transparency on foreign influences at their universities

FPI / May 29, 2020 By Christopher W Holton, Center for Security Policy, May 29, 2020 Recent revelations of U.S. professors serving as foreign agents for China has raised serious questions about just who is paying for access to the minds of America’s youth and established a renewed focus on how foreign funding is corrupting higher education. […]

China’s virtual victory at WHO; Killing the ‘golden goose’ in Hong Kong?

China’s virtual victory at WHO;  Killing the ‘golden goose’ in Hong Kong?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The World Health Organization (WHO) held its annual Assembly with barely a mention of the member state which brought this UN agency so much political grief — China. But this year’s  Assembly convened not in the alpine splendor of its Geneva headquarters, but in virtual reality of cyberspace […]

Recalling the spirit of sacrifice, yes sacrifice, that made this nation great

Recalling the spirit of sacrifice, yes sacrifice, that made this nation great

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 24, 2020 By John McNabb How time flies! I remember a great friend Bob Pascal, an All American football player at Duke, asking me years ago “John, where did the time go?” His was a rhetorical question but a deeply meaningful expression of life’s journey. Some of my heroes were not […]

Russia’s electoral strategy: Putin signs law allowing voting by mail and Internet

Russia’s electoral strategy: Putin signs law allowing voting by mail and Internet

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a new measure that allows elections at all levels and referendums to be conducted by mail and via the Internet, according to the Kremlin’s website. The law was rushed through all three readings in the State Duma on […]

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 […]

Global economy facing dangerous shocks from the coronavirus

Global economy facing dangerous shocks from the coronavirus

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler After years of consistent economic expansion and growth throughout much of the world, the global economy is facing tectonic shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic. For developed states such as the United States and Western Europe, the “unseen enemy” of the virus has shattered economic forecasts and international commerce; […]

Pandemic’s silver lining: Americans get a taste of socialism, up close and personal

Pandemic’s silver lining: Americans get a taste of socialism, up close and personal

Special to WorldTribune, May 14, 2020 By Frank Luber Even in the worst of times, and certainly today’s pandemic-induced lockdown of America qualifies as one of the worst in our lifetime, there is a “silver lining”,  if you are an optimist. In September of 2019, President Donald Trump went before the UN General Assembly and […]

Lockdown limbo or reopen the economy?

Lockdown limbo or reopen the economy?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Can we economically sustain a prolonged lockdown?  Well the stunningly high unemployment numbers for April, just over 20 million lost jobs, should answer that question and serve as yet another jolting wake-up call that while we are wisely protecting ourselves from wider exposure to the deadly coronavirus, the […]

Reporting on North Korea, after all these years, is still pure guesswork

Reporting on North Korea, after all these years, is still pure guesswork

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has dodged a bullet, meaning the onslaught of speculation about whether he was dead or alive, ill or just avoiding the coronavirus. It’s amazing how quickly and easily many of us were taken in by the initial report on the Daily NK, based on […]

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