Trump sanctions forced Iran proxies to focus on fundraising

Trump sanctions forced Iran proxies to focus on fundraising

FPI / June 26, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Less than two years after Forbes declared it the richest terror group in the world, Hizbullah is strapped for cash amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions which have crippled the economy of Iran, the organization’s main benefactor. The revenue stream from Iran has been cut so drastically, in fact, […]

Hong Kong backdown a crisis for CCP and Xi Jinping

Hong Kong backdown a crisis for CCP and Xi Jinping

FPI / June 19, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher Barely a week after the historic June 9 one million strong protests, on June 15, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam decided to “suspend” but not withdraw the controversial law that would have given China the right of extradition, the ability to take and remove Hong […]

Dead or alive? Fate of key North Koreans is a guessing game

Dead or alive? Fate of key North Koreans is a guessing game

FPI / June 6, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Western intelligence on North Korea is primarily limited to satellite photos, regional specialists readily admit. Its weakness in human intelligence (HUMINT) was again demonstrated by recent conflicting reports on the disappearance of key North Korean officials involved in the failed Hanoi summit between Kim Jong-Un and U.S. President Donald […]

China’s modernized navy now has more warships than the U.S.

China’s modernized navy now has more warships than the U.S.

FPI / June 4, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com The modernization of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has resulted in China having a fleet size larger than that of the United States. PLAN is now the world’s largest navy with 300 warship hulls, according an analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) ChinaPower […]

Iran tries conflict resolution with Gulf states but analyst says its war with U.S. already started

Iran tries conflict resolution with Gulf states but analyst says its war with U.S. already started

FPI / May 31, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Iran has responded to mounting U.S. economic and military pressure by attempting to calm its Persian Gulf neighbors by hinting at improved relations. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during a May 26 joint press conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali Alhakim in Baghdad said that Iran “wants […]

Report: Unconventional warfare used by every U.S president since WWII

Report: Unconventional warfare used by every U.S president since WWII

FPI / May 16, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Since the end of World War II, all U.S. presidents have used covert action, mostly in support of resistance movements or insurgencies, according to a study by Joint Special Operations University. “Support to resistance can be thought of as a means of bridging the hazy gap between soft power […]

Report: Leakers of CIA’s Khashoggi assessment assumed to be advocates of Obama’s Iran policy

Report: Leakers of CIA’s Khashoggi assessment assumed to be advocates of Obama’s Iran policy

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2018 The CIA’s reported assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally authorized the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was leaked to the anti-Trump Washington Post, which published the news on Nov. 16. President Donald Trump, who ordered the assessment, did not receive it until one day later. […]

Unified efforts by U.S agencies appear to have deterred foreign election meddling

Unified efforts by U.S agencies appear to have deterred foreign election meddling

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The Trump administration’s threats to impose sanctions and conduct retaliatory cyberattacks on any nations meddling in the U.S. midterm elections appear to have worked. Asked at the White House on Nov. 7 if there was any sign of Russian or Chinese meddling, U.S. President Donald Trump said: “No. We’re going […]