Trump aftershocks: He tapped the ‘democratic power of discontented voters’

Trump aftershocks: He tapped the ‘democratic power of discontented voters’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler New York — A jarring electoral earthquake has rocked America with a stunning upset win by Donald J. Trump, the Republican insurgent candidate. The epicenter of the quake was centered in the South as expected, but reverberations and shockwaves went deep into the once industrial heartland of the […]

Make believe war games south of the DMZ, but what if the North is for real?

Make believe war games south of the DMZ, but what if the North is for real?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk An air of unreality pervaded the atmosphere if not the skies over Osan Air Base this week as three of the niftiest warplanes on the planet zoomed off the runway for war games intended to strengthen their ability to work together to defeat a common foe. Circumspectly, officers of […]

Jubilation, concern for Trump’s safety as Russia reacts to ‘great American revolution’

Jubilation, concern for Trump’s safety as Russia reacts to ‘great American revolution’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Tom Balmforth, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty MOSCOW — As the news of Donald Trump’s upset victory in the U.S. presidential election rolled into Russia, there was jubilation among many allies of President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin — which has demonized Hillary Clinton and seemed to root for the Republican candidate […]

Iran’s Nov. 9 plea: Trump should ‘stick’ to nuclear deal (Khamenei said fine, ‘burn’ it)

Iran’s Nov. 9 plea: Trump should ‘stick’ to nuclear deal (Khamenei said fine, ‘burn’ it)

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should remain committed to the nuclear deal signed between world powers and Tehran. During his campaign, Trump had pledged to “tear up” the nuclear agreement, which he called “one of the worst deals I’ve ever […]

President Donald Trump: And now the 2nd American Revolution begins

President Donald Trump: And now the 2nd American Revolution begins

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2016 Get used to it. President Donald Trump. It is a phrase that polite society in Washington, D.C. and in the most sophisticated world capitals could not conceive of, much less utter as even a hypothetical. Which is why he won his party’s nomination and the general election decisively against […]

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance on ISIL-held town near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance on ISIL-held town near Mosul

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqi Kurdish forces have launched an attack to retake a town held by Islamic State (IS) militants east of Mosul, where government forces are locked in fierce urban war with the extremists. Around 2,000 Peshmerga fighters entered the town of Bashiqa on November 7, which is […]

Stepped-up Chinese assistance to North Korea worries South, violates UN sanction resolutions

Stepped-up Chinese assistance to North Korea worries South, violates UN sanction resolutions

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct While a signer to the UN sanction measures against North Korea after Pyongyang’s repeated nuclear and missile tests, China is stepping up its economic and energy assistance to Pyongyang. Using humanitarian assistance as a pretext, Beijing is building multiple bridges over the border waterway of the Tumen River to increase […]

President Obama uses ‘fog of elections’ to re-engage U.S. forces in Middle East before leaving office

President Obama uses ‘fog of elections’ to re-engage U.S. forces in Middle East before leaving office

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Significant, and largely-unnoticed, changes, with long-term consequences, were being made in U.S. military commitments in the Middle East as the U.S. political system was preoccupied with the Nov. 8, election process. Outgoing President Barack Obama had initiated processes to attempt to commit the U.S. to comprehensive military […]

Mideast meltdown 2009-2016: A U.S. president leaves for his successor a living hell

Mideast meltdown 2009-2016: A U.S. president leaves for his successor a living hell

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 […]

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Heard in London: Europe-wide anxiety on post-Nov. 8 U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct When those in London are not fixated on the U.S. presidential election, they are immersed in their own set of controversial political issues. In late October a Geostrategy Direct editor was in the city to chair a multilateral cyber security conference and to participate in a series […]