Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — While the world is looking elsewhere and transfixed on the whirling Washington Merry-go-Round, a perfect political storm is brewing in East Asia. Unpredictable winds are gathering over the Chinese Mainland. The epicenter is the Zhongnanhai compound near Beijing’s once Forbidden City, as leader Xi Jinping […]

Defeat the swamp, pull the trigger, declare a national emergency

Defeat the swamp, pull the trigger, declare a national emergency

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Trump must declare a national emergency on our southern border. He has no choice—and neither does America. For weeks, a partial government shutdown has dragged on with no end in sight. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer refuse to give Trump the $5.7 billion […]

‘Collapsed state’ Somalia, bedeviled by militant Islam, bites UN hand that feeds it

‘Collapsed state’ Somalia, bedeviled by militant Islam, bites UN hand that feeds it

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After decades of turmoil resulting from drought, civil conflict, famine, armed militias, terrorists and even pirates, the East African country of Somalia remains a shattered state. And while massive international humanitarian assistance from the United Nations and the international community may have mitigated the worst […]

Unfree China using ‘sharp power’ to redefine reality at home and abroad

Unfree China using ‘sharp power’ to redefine reality at home and abroad

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk China’s overwhelming trade surpluses with just about all its trading partners, notably the U.S., are hardly the only worrisome aspect of Chinese expansionism. Along with China’s aggressive militarism, we are hearing constantly about the nation’s use of “sharp power” to advance its agenda in just about every country on […]

America’s disturbing political shift . . . in Europe’s Islamic direction

America’s disturbing political shift . . . in Europe’s Islamic direction

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Unfortunately the election of Muslim representatives to the Congress has taken the kind of turn that can only make the majority — Christians and Jews — even more nervous. The argument has been, of course, that Muslims are only another brand of the Abrahamic religions and therefore part […]

Efforts by China to suppress dynamic ‘rogue’ state Taiwan have utterly failed

Efforts by China to suppress dynamic ‘rogue’ state Taiwan have utterly failed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders One of the ironies of the current international order is that efforts by both Communist China and the U.S. to minimize the role of Taiwan actually intensify its importance. For Beijing, of course, Taiwan is a “rogue” province, defying the argument that only an autocratic Chinese-language-speaking political entity […]

2 years of Trump: Personal foibles? Yes; Policy success? More so

2 years of Trump: Personal foibles? Yes; Policy success? More so

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey President Donald Trump’s administration has been characterized by personal failings and policy successes. Donald J. Trump has been president of the United States for almost two years. He is currently beset with multiple problems having to do with his […]

40 years after Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, a transformed China eyes world stage

40 years after Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, a transformed China eyes world stage

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Beijing held a big party to celebrate the Economic Reform process starting forty years ago which changed China and the world. Amid the meticulous staging in the cavernous Great Hall of the People, China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping addressed the party faithful to a backdrop […]

FBI Counterintel: Chinese spying threatens U.S., ‘future of the world’

FBI Counterintel: Chinese spying threatens U.S., ‘future of the world’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Beijing’s ability to get at foreign technology and finances through its ultra sophisticated spying network is becoming a major threat to the U.S. and other Western societies. E.W. Priestap, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division told a Senate committee, Chinese spying threatens “not just the future of […]

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