Neither Brennan nor key U.S. ally will deny spying on Trump official

Neither Brennan nor key U.S. ally will deny spying on Trump official

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2018 A former Australian ambassador at the forefront of the Trump campaign investigation and ex-CIA chief John Brennan have sidestepped questions on whether U.S. intelligence agencies spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer was evasive during a recent BBC interview regarding suggestions made by Trump campaign […]

Editor defends cartoonist charged with ‘racist’ depiction of Serena meltdown

Editor defends cartoonist charged with ‘racist’ depiction of Serena meltdown

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2018 The executive chairman of News Corp Australasia defended a Melbourne Herald Sun cartoonist after critics labeled his depiction of Serena Williams’s outburst during the U.S. Open finals as “racist” and “sexist.” “Criticism of Mark Knight’s Serena Williams cartoon shows the world has gone too PC & misunderstands the role […]

Australia foreign interference law seen aimed at curbing ‘Chinese influence’

Australia foreign interference law seen aimed at curbing ‘Chinese influence’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2018 Australia on June 28 passed legislation aimed at preventing interference by foreign governments in Canberra’s affairs. The new law, which mirrors similar rules in the United States, will require lobbyists for foreign countries to register, and makes them liable for criminal prosecution if they are deemed to be meddling […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Strategic comeback in the Pacific: Trump’s game plan comes into focus

Strategic comeback in the Pacific: Trump’s game plan comes into focus

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The initial fruits of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 13-day, five-nation Asian tour in November 2017 were beginning to become apparent within a month. Mr. Trump’s consistently hostile media reception continued with the tour, indicating that nothing substantive had resulted from the visit […]

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Special to WorldTribune , December 6, 2017 By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution Last week marks the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China. The historic mutual defense treaty, signed on Dec. 2, 1954 in Washington, provided an ironclad guarantee to […]

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Special to WorldTribune.com Editor’s Note: The following analysis echoes assessments heard last week in Washington from normally upbeat insiders. One former CIA analyst who held senior posts in an Democrat administration wonders if the U.S. will survive and doesn’t want to eywitness its demise. Another veteran warrior, in but not of the “Swamp”, suggested that […]

Kim Jong-Un warns U.S. ally to keep distance from ‘reckless’ Trump

Kim Jong-Un warns U.S. ally to keep distance from ‘reckless’ Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 North Korea cautioned Australia against backing the “reckless moves” of U.S. President Donald Trump. A letter from North Korea’s Foreign Affairs Committee sent to Australia’s embassy in Indonesia urges the U.S. ally and other nations to “discharge their due mission and duty in realizing the desire of mankind for […]

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs What form of governance is “best”? What is most durable? What is most equitable? What produces the best economic results? These questions are usually posed — and the answers are usually imposed — as though a universally applicable model could be found by […]

Remember the time when Americans could laugh at themselves? Now there’s Australian TV

Remember the time when Americans could laugh at themselves? Now there’s Australian TV

Special to WorldTribune.com By Karen Hagestad Cacy, Fairfax Free Citizen, Aug. 13, 2017 COLORADO SPRING, Colorado – There’s prostitution. There’s booze and drugs aplenty. There’s organized crime mixed with decaying local government. Australia’s hit television series, “Rake,” takes American viewers back in time when personal insults weren’t called “bullying,” and when language was so free-wheeling […]