Migrants as pawns in Putin’s hybrid warfare

Migrants as pawns in Putin’s hybrid warfare

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The setting is remote. The players are highly improbable. Yet in the deep and forgotten forests along the Belorussian/Polish frontier, thousands of migrants from far off Syria, Iraq, and even Afghanistan are massing and milling trying to enter Poland. Why? Because Poland forms the easternmost frontier of the […]

Who signed off on Bagram? The hinge of fate

Who signed off on Bagram? The hinge of fate

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The warning flags were clearly there but Team Biden chose not to heed them. A top secret State Department Memo in mid-July, cited by the Wall Street Journal, signaled swift advances of  the Taliban and the impending collapse of the Afghan military. Nobody seemed to notice? Let’s offer […]

Frustrated French summer: Nation divided over ‘health passes’

Frustrated French summer: Nation divided over ‘health passes’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — People are upset.  Many are frightened, and not surprisingly France is frustrated with the ever-changing Covid news and government rules which much like the weather reports keep changing personal, business and day-to-day plans. Now for the fourth weekend in a row, anti-vaccine pass demonstrations rocked France […]

European funk: Commissioned poll finds ‘crisis of confidence’ with U.S., EU

European funk: Commissioned poll finds ‘crisis of confidence’ with U.S., EU

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler European majorities seem troubled and deeply disillusioned over the ongoing COVID pandemic, which has turned into a crisis of confidence in the European Union, and equally stirred lingering doubts about the United States as a partner and ally. This gloomy assessment is reflected in a current poll which […]

‘America is back’ in ‘transatlantic alliance’ — Did we ever leave?

‘America is back’ in ‘transatlantic alliance’ — Did we ever leave?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler “I’m sending a clear message to the world: America is back. The transatlantic alliance is back,” President Joe Biden affirmed to a high level assembly of European leaders.  I didn’t realize we had left. “The transatlantic alliance is a strong foundation, the strong foundation, on which our collective […]

11 days of post-election protests in Belarus; Lukashenka orders Interior Ministry to control unrest

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty MINSK — Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has instructed the Interior Ministry to prevent unrest in the country and tighten border controls to keep purported foreign influences from fomenting instability in the face of an 11th day of street protests and strikes over a controversial presidential election. […]

After strong U.S. response on Hong Kong, EU, Germany take heat for backing China

After strong U.S. response on Hong Kong, EU, Germany take heat for backing China

FPI / June 4, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com The European Union, under pressure from Germany, has decided not to take any action against China for its imposition of new laws that will essentially end Hong Kong’s autonomy. In stark contrast to measures announced by the U.S. and UK, EU foreign ministers released a statement on May 29 […]

Netanyahu slams pro-Iran EU: Protesters ‘slaughtered by the hundreds’

Netanyahu slams pro-Iran EU: Protesters ‘slaughtered by the hundreds’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2019 Anti-government protesters in Iran “are being slaughtered” as European Union nations appease the Islamic Republic by attempting to “bypass” U.S. sanctions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. “In Teheran, in Baghdad, in Beirut, people are taking to the streets. They are being slaughtered by the hundreds, yet […]

Iran renews uranium enrichment at Fordow

Iran renews uranium enrichment at Fordow

by WorldTribune Staff, November 7, 2019 The European Union said it is becoming “increasingly difficult” to preserve the Iran nuclear deal as Teheran continues to scale back its commitments under the deal. The EU on Nov. 5 criticized Iran’s announcement that it would resume uranium enrichment at its underground facility at Fordow. Iranian President Hassan […]

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