Impeachment as the civilized option to crucifixion, in Seoul and Washington

Impeachment as the civilized option to crucifixion, in Seoul and Washington

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Enough, enough, we want no preachment – It’s time to vote on his impeachment! That rhyme from a Broadway classic, “Of Thee I sing,” words by Ira Gershwin, music by his brother George, comes to mind as talk of impeachment ricochets around Seoul – and Washington too. Credit the […]

Obscure Iranian lawmaker gains spotlight after speaking out on censorship, corruption, repression

Obscure Iranian lawmaker gains spotlight after speaking out on censorship, corruption, repression

Special to WorldTribune.com By Golnaz Esfandiari Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Until recently, Mahmud Sadeghi was an obscure legal expert whose most conspicuous professional accomplishment was a two-year advisory stint with Iran’s Education Ministry. That changed with the 54-year-old’s election to parliament in Iran’s tightly controlled elections in February, as one of 133 relative […]

Memorandum for the President-elect: You are the future, leave Mitt Romney in the past

Memorandum for the President-elect: You are the future, leave Mitt Romney in the past

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner President-Elect Donald Trump may be about to make a big mistake — the first one of his presidential transition. And the damage could be enormous. As a staunch Trump supporter and America First nationalist, I am urging that he not pick — under any circumstances — Mitt Romney to […]

Teheran jails son of top revolutionary ayatollah over execution tape

Teheran jails son of top revolutionary ayatollah over execution tape

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A court in Iran has sentenced the son of one of Iran’s founding revolutionaries to six years in prison for releasing a decades-old tape in which his father denounced the mass execution of prisoners in 1988. Media in Iran reported that a clerical court in the […]

U.S. faces new spectrum of geostrategic options in a post-Obama world

U.S. faces new spectrum of geostrategic options in a post-Obama world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump in many ways faces the most circumscribed strategic options of any modern U.S. President entering office. Not only has the global context changed — and will change rapidly even further — so also has the United States’ abilities, […]

Flashback: The Castro brothers’ Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Flashback: The Castro brothers’ Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Frank Calzon Fidel Castro, 90, is dead, his brother Raul announced Friday. The following was published on Jan. 19, 2016. President Barack Obama announced his visit to Cuba on Feb. 18, 2016 following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Obama did not attend Scalia’s funeral and he has […]

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’ s not often a senior UN official leaves a prepared and rigid script to emotionally describe a situation to delegates in the Security Council. But when Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told diplomats, “I am more or less at my wit’s end as a human […]

Meanwhile, in the Mideast, President-elect Trump is inheriting a meltdown

Meanwhile, in the Mideast, President-elect Trump is inheriting a meltdown

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The tumultuous events which have swept the Mideast like a malevolent sandstorm have hardly abated; crises and conflict are now nearly entrenched. Thus looking back at the results of President Barack Obama’s two-term legacy, its clear we are facing a Mideast meltdown with dangerous and […]

Memo to President-elect Trump: Beware of the experts on East Asia’s chessboard

Memo to President-elect Trump: Beware of the experts on East Asia’s chessboard

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The process of “making America great again” is filled with perils and pitfalls, nowhere more so than in Asia. The intricacies and subtleties of the Great Game for Asia often are about as incomprehensible to the experts as they are to amateurs and know-nothings. As President-elect Donald Trump and […]