India-China conflict on top of the world turns deadly for first time in decades

India-China conflict on top of the world turns deadly for first time in decades

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2020 At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed by Chinese troops during fighting on Monday at the disputed border area in the Himalayan Mountains, officials in India said. The Indian government said Chinese forces also suffered casualties. India’s government said the fighting was instigated by Chinese troops operating in an […]

Trump visit marked India’s dramatic post-democratic socialist economic boom

Trump visit marked India’s dramatic post-democratic socialist economic boom

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The imagery and optics presented a publicist’s dream; an American  president being feted by a cast of millions on foreign soil with exotic backdrops ranging from the enchanting Taj Mahal to a rousing Namaste Trump rally at the Motera Cricket stadium with 110,000 cheering onlookers […]

Trump warms to India, a key counterweight to China; Hits partisan Supremes

Trump warms to India, a key counterweight to China; Hits partisan Supremes

by WorldTribune Staff, February 25, 2020 “Modi-Trump hug gets tighter”, ran a headline in the Times of India. U.S. President Donald Trump solidified the U.S.-India relationship this week during his first visit to the world’s most populous democracy which also represents Trump’s best counterweight to China in the region. Before a crowd of more than […]

India visit seen building on key alliance amid Trump-era shift on China

India visit seen building on key alliance amid Trump-era shift on China

FPI / February 20, 2020 By Lee Cohen The Trump administration sees India as an important strategic ally in the region, particularly useful in pushing back against China’s Asian reach. While the past several years have yielded little significant progress in trade relations, the bilateral economic and defense relationships between the U.S. and India are […]

James Pinkerton: Conservative nationalism on the march worldwide

James Pinkerton: Conservative nationalism on the march worldwide

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2019 The recent elections in India and Australia show that once voters get a taste of conservative nationalism, “they tend to like it,” columnist James Pinkerton wrote for Breitbart News on May 25. “They like, for example, the idea that a democratically-elected government can seek to uphold traditional values, not […]

Former Pakistan President Musharraf calls for ties with Israel to mitigate India crisis

Former Pakistan President Musharraf calls for ties with Israel to mitigate India crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, February 28, 2019 Pakistan has an opportunity to build relations with a willing Israel to counter India, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said. He warned about the danger of war between the two nuclear-armed powers. “There is a need to break the alliance between India and Israel, and Pakistan could do it […]

Nuclear-armed showdown: Indian airstrike kills 300 in Pakistan

Nuclear-armed showdown: Indian airstrike kills 300 in Pakistan

by WorldTribune Staff, February 26, 2019 India’s government said its fighter jets destroyed a major terrorist camp in Pakistan on Feb. 26. More than 300 people were reportedly killed in the strike on jihadist group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s camp in Balakot, Pakistan. India had not carried out an airstrike in Pakistani territory since the Indo-Pakistan war over […]

A new crisis erupts in Kashmir between nuclear powers India and China-backed Pakistan

A new crisis erupts in Kashmir between nuclear powers India and China-backed Pakistan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A deadly terrorist bombing in the disputed Indian province of Kashmir has reignited tensions between both India and Pakistan. In the broader sense, the suicide bomb attack by the Islamic militant Jaish-e-Mohammed which killed 44 Indian para-military police, has brought the nuclear-armed neighbors to a […]

Asian allies face test of nerves as Trump-Kim summit nears

Asian allies face test of nerves as Trump-Kim summit nears

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk NEW DELHI ― The prospect of President Trump abandoning friends and allies resonates here for reasons that have nothing to do with North or South Korea. While focusing on whatever deal he is likely to cook up with Kim Jong-Un, let us not forget the priorities in the capital […]

UN speeches in review: Moralizing, demonizing and occasional common sense

UN speeches in review: Moralizing, demonizing and occasional common sense

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a week of speeches which swirled from the sublime to the ridiculous or were simply just boring, the recent UN General Assembly debate reached some notable exceptions. Among the sonorous drone of 193 addresses, either restating the obvious or repeating by rote the contemporary […]

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