As West falters, Asia Pacific region emerging as new global economic engine

As West falters, Asia Pacific region emerging as new global economic engine

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite the persistent economic headwinds which are expected to slow economic expansion this year, “growth in the Asia and the Pacific area remains better than in any other region; continuing as an anchor of stability and a new growth pole for the world economy.” That’s the guardedly optimistic prognosis […]

Putin’s play at democracy is over: The gloves are off

Putin’s play at democracy is over: The gloves are off

Lev Navrozov It seems that quite recently things looked so promising in Russia. In my recent columns, I happily noticed that there are quite a few burgeoning signs of freedom in Russia that were impossible even to think of in my time: freedom of travel, freedom to leave the country, or start your own business. […]

End of Atlanticism and the rise of Germany: The West looks East and yields to unelected bureaucracies

End of Atlanticism and the rise of Germany: The West looks East and yields to unelected bureaucracies

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory Copley, Global Information System Europe is at a pivotal point. Or, rather, it is at a point where its structural transformation can no longer be ignored. Events in Europe have finally led us to the dénouement of the 20th Century. It may presage a new Europe tied more firmly into […]

France’s pendulum swing to the left jolts a continent’s fault lines

France’s pendulum swing to the left jolts a continent’s fault lines

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Tone, tenor, and style separate Nicolas Sarkozy from Francois Hollande as much as clear political ideology divided the two contenders for the French presidency. But sentiments like voter discontent, backlash and anti-austerity describe the mood French voters were in when they elected the Socialist candidate. Francois Hollande’s victory with […]

Russian admiral pours cold water on idea of China ‘military alliance’

Russian admiral pours cold water on idea of China ‘military alliance’

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Week-long Chinese-Russian naval exercises in the Yellow Sea ended April 27 with much official hype but little convincing enthusiasm. That’s because throughout the exercises China desperately tried to convince the world that a solid Sino-Russian military alliance was in the works. The Chinese Defense Ministry called the […]

Selling priceless freedom, for a modest profit, to the enemy

Selling priceless freedom, for a modest profit, to the enemy

Lev Navrozov One of our family’s aims in coming out of Russia and to the United States was to help Westerners to understand Russia, from which the West was cut off for almost a century, their only main source of information being what Soviet propaganda was feeding them. This week, as I was writing my […]

Collapsing Europe is in crisis and the U.S. bailout option, for once, is not available

Collapsing Europe is in crisis and the U.S. bailout option, for once, is not available

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] Despite the fact that Europe is in the Northern Hemisphere, the downward swirl of the euro this month took a reverse direction and started going left — counterclockwise. Maybe it is the first part of the Mayan prediction that gravity will fail later this year and we will all […]

Twilight for two once-great civilizations

Twilight for two once-great civilizations

Jeffrey T. Kuhner France’s decay serves as a warning to America. For centuries, Paris was the cradle of Western civilization. The French, however, have hit hard times. Their country is dying, and most French citizens don’t seem to care. This threatens to be our fate as well. France’s first-round presidential elections were held on Sunday. […]

Piracy still a thrivng business in Somalia, backed by international financiers

Piracy still a thrivng business in Somalia, backed by international financiers

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Despite a sharp drop in the success rate, hundreds of Somalis continue to engage in piracy in the Red Sea and Gulf. A senior U.S. official said hundreds of Somalis continue to be employed as pirates and target merchant vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Thomas Kelly, […]

A U.S. president who placed his own interests above those of the nation he leads

A U.S. president who placed his own interests above those of the nation he leads

Lev Navrozov Before Hitler invaded Russia, a fair answer to the question “Who’s going to win World War II?” would be Hitler’s Germany. Its military science and technology were developed more than in any other country. But history ruled otherwise — Hitler was defeated. Germany’s “military leader”, Adolf Hitler, considered himself to be the most […]

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