The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a teleprompter] was a failure in his effort to move to a more “presidential” persona. One […]

Germany, EU dismiss complaints by Turkey’s Erdogan about satire that mocked him

Germany, EU dismiss complaints by Turkey’s Erdogan about satire that mocked him

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not like to be ridiculed and has gone to great lengths, including pursuing criminal charges, to ensure no Turkish citizen publicly criticizes him. Now, the Turkish leader is steamed at a German TV satire that mocked him and the president responded by filing a protest with […]

Khamenei: Missiles, not negotiations, are key to Iran’s future

Khamenei: Missiles, not negotiations, are key to Iran’s future

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that missiles, not negotiations, are the key to his country’s future. Khamenei’s remark, posted on his official website on March 30, came as Western powers called for the UN Security Council to consider possible action in response to Iran’s […]

Americans would never submit to foreign rule; Why would President Obama ask the UK to do so?

Americans would never submit to foreign rule; Why would President Obama ask the UK to do so?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Liam Fox, ________________ At the start of last week I was in Washington, DC speaking on what the European referendum means for the United States. On the face of it, the U.S. should be a natural ally in the case for leaving the European Union.  The right to make your own […]

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the U.S. In the past few years, however, this situation has changed dramatically. On the plus […]

Cyber insecurity call to action: The technology explosion has transformed the world

Cyber insecurity call to action: The technology explosion has transformed the world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Liam Fox We live in new world. A world of interdependence where risk in one part of the globe quickly spreads to the rest. Contagion – whether economic – such as the 2008 banking crisis, natural – such as SARS or terrorist – such as 9/11, will ricochet around the globe. […]

Iran’s Rouhani predicts ‘economic boom’ after sanctions

Iran’s Rouhani predicts ‘economic boom’ after sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has predicted Iran will undergo an “economic boom” with the lifting of international sanctions. Iran and six world powers secured a deal in July 2015 under which Tehran pledged to curtail elements of its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. “The government is running the country under […]

Islamic violence, blamed on ‘youth’, clouded Euro-holidays

Islamic violence, blamed on ‘youth’, clouded Euro-holidays

Special to WorldTribune.com Disgruntled youth, most said to be Muslim, burned 804 vehicles in France on New Year’s Eve as a recent trend continued. In the European media, such incidents are typically described as “youth violence” as a synonym for actions attributed by security officials to militant Islamists. The 14.5 percent decrease in vehicles burned […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

Special to WorldTribune.com “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” — Barack Hussein Obama (address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 2012) By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jan. 9: The jihadist murders at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, on […]

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