Bamboozled: Getting to the foggy bottom of Benghazi

Bamboozled: Getting to the foggy bottom of Benghazi

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Speaking before delegates at last Autumn’s General Assembly, President Barack Obama eloquently stated “I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens.” The President passionately described the unfailing commitment, selfless sacrifice and sense of duty of the fallen Ambassador Chris Stevens who along […]

Can the world, and Israel, afford a lost generation?

Can the world, and Israel, afford a lost generation?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The current issue of “The Economist” has a cover picture of people being discharged into a trash dump, with the headline “Generation Jobless” and the subtitle “The Global Rise of Youth Unemployment”. In the article inside the magazine it points out that global youth unemployment, as reported by official […]

More Chinese trouble, this time on top of the world

More Chinese trouble, this time on top of the world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com NEW DELHI — Chinese forces have staged an “intrusion” into Indian territory that would have been top world news had they been North Korean troops straying across the DMZ into South Korea. On China’s outer fringes, a few dozen Chinese troops huddled in tents at an altitude of […]

Bahrain security high for Formula One race amid terror threats

Bahrain security high for Formula One race amid terror threats

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Bahrain has approved a plan to secure an international motor race. Officials said the Interior Ministry has launched measures to protect the Formula One Grand Prix race, an international event expected to attract thousands to Bahrain. The officials said the plan would restrict traffic and bolster deployment of security […]

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A leaked Indian government document indicated that Chinese submarines have ventured into the Indian Ocean region frequently and have posed “a grave danger to India’s security interest.” The document, originated from the Indian Defense Ministry, is called “Indian Navy: Perceived Threats to Subsurface Deterrent Capability and Preparedness,” […]

Syria launches air attack on rebel strongholds

Syria launches air attack on rebel strongholds

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The regime of President Bashar Assad has launched another counter-offensive against Sunni rebels in Syria. Officials said the Assad regime has directed the Syrian Army and Air Force to intensify attacks on rebel strongholds around Damascus and other major cities. They said the latest regime campaign was meant to roll […]

A world in need of leadership: Picking up the post-Cyprus geopolitical pieces

A world in need of leadership: Picking up the post-Cyprus geopolitical pieces

Sol W. Sanders   It’s early on but some new disturbing geopolitical trends are emerging or being emphasized from the Cyprus financial crisis that go far beyond continuing the very real threat to the Euro and the whole economic structure of the European Union. Offstage, it has exposed the growing deterioration of the Russian regime […]

After Arab Spring, Easter hope but mainly fear

After Arab Spring, Easter hope but mainly fear

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The winds of change continue to swirl throughout the Middle East as the region enters the third year of the socio/political phenomenon optimistically dubbed as the Arab Spring. While political scientists debate the ebb and flow of freedoms and anarchy in the region ranging from Egypt to Libya and […]

The Holy Land: Just another stop for the eternal campaigner

The Holy Land: Just another stop for the eternal campaigner

Sol W. Sanders   So now we know what President Obama’s trip to Israel was all about: There was more than a little puzzlement. He had waited through almost five years of his first administration to visit America’s only trusted ally in the Mideast. He had made a grand tour of the region early on, […]