Russia’s stake in North Korea? Kim Il-Sung was a Soviet officer

Russia’s stake in North Korea? Kim Il-Sung was a Soviet officer

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It’s easy to overlook the Russian stake in the Korean Peninsula. We hear so much about China’s pivotal role, its influence over North Korea and its enormous trade with South Korea that we tend to forget the Soviet Union shared responsibility with the U.S. for the artificial division of […]

Game over: The Washington Whack-A-Moles face a growing storm

Game over: The Washington Whack-A-Moles face a growing storm

Special to WorldTribune.com By John McNabb President Trump has been in office for just over 825 days. His administration’s accomplishments continue to be breathtaking. We are experiencing a rebirth of our American economy due to his bold but make sense policies. His accomplishments include cancelling 22 existing regulations for every two new regulations put in […]

Kuhner: Is Joe Biden really ready for prime time?

Kuhner: Is Joe Biden really ready for prime time?

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner It’s official: former Vice President Joe Biden has (finally!) entered the 2020 presidential race. More importantly, a new poll shows Biden with a commanding lead over every other candidate in the Democratic primary with the exception of Bernie Sanders. Creepy Uncle Joe is now the presumptive front-runner. According to […]

France mourns, the world weeps, but Notre Dame still stands!

France mourns, the world weeps, but Notre Dame still stands!

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite the terrible fire which collapsed the roof and destroyed large parts of the fabled Gothic Cathedral, despite the collapse of its iconic spire in the midst of the inferno, and despite the near apocalyptic pyre which engulfed the medieval church, Notre Dame de Paris […]

Honoring 304 victims of Sewol ferry tragedy that was weaponized for political ends

Honoring 304 victims of Sewol ferry tragedy that was weaponized for political ends

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — The sinking of the Sewol ferry five years ago was one of the greatest tragedies in Korean history. The memory for me, along with many others, is especially poignant since I spent hours in the great school gymnasium where families of the 304 victims, most of them […]

Pence in tense Venezuela showdown at UN: ‘Nicolás Maduro must go’

Pence in tense Venezuela showdown at UN: ‘Nicolás Maduro must go’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Faced with an entrenched dictatorship, challenged by a deepening political crisis, and undermined by an escalating humanitarian catastrophe, Venezuela is careening towards the edge of the cliff. The once-prosperous Latin American country has entered an explosive political limbo which threatens both Venezuela as well as […]

Algerian spring? Key North African state faces critical transition

Algerian spring? Key North African state faces critical transition

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — For nearly two months, large popular demonstrations have rocked Algeria protesting the candidacy of incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who planned to run for a fifth five-year term in national elections. The protests evoked the so-called Arab Spring in which demonstrations and later armed revolts reverberated […]

Pencil pushers and clowns: Will America’s winners bow to these losers?

Pencil pushers and clowns: Will America’s winners bow to these losers?

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 28, 2019 By John McNabb Voices of the real America are being drowned out by loudmouths of the new American Left who come across as angry victims. But make no mistake, these “victims” are losers all. The Left is angry because their best laid plans failed to produce a 2016 victory […]

Still the cornerstone of Trans Atlantic security, NATO celebrates 70th birthday

Still the cornerstone of Trans Atlantic security, NATO celebrates 70th birthday

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Responding to the Berlin Blockade, the communist coup in Czechoslovakia, and the looming threat from the Soviet Union, the U.S. and Western European states formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On 4 April 1949, the foreign Ministers of twelve countries including the USA, Britain, […]

Analysis: Mueller report opens new civil war posing greater threat to U.S. than China

Analysis: Mueller report opens new civil war posing greater threat to U.S. than China

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The follow-on from the U.S. Mueller Investigation which targeted President Donald Trump will confirm just how intractable the great divide is within the U.S. It is a greater strategic threat to U.S. security than the People’s Republic of China. Few modern, democratic […]