North Macedonia joins the NATO alliance

North Macedonia joins the NATO alliance

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2020 North Macedonia officially became the 30th member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on March 27. “As NATO welcomes its 30th member, we reaffirm our commitment to collective defense under Article 5, the cornerstone of the Transatlantic Alliance,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in announcing North […]

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Shortly after Turkey suffered its worst single-day military casualties at the hands of Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly stated he was opening Turkey’s borders to Syrian refugees fleeing into Europe. “We opened the doors. The flow of migrants may […]

Pompeo: Death of NATO over Huawei tensions ‘grossly over-exaggerated’

Pompeo: Death of NATO over Huawei tensions ‘grossly over-exaggerated’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2020 A rift that has opened between Europe and the United States over Europe’s use of China’s Huawei for 5G technology has led to concerns over the stability of the NATO alliance, reports say. Those reports are “grossly over-exaggerated,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks on Saturday […]

U.S. military set for largest European war games since Cold War

U.S. military set for largest European war games since Cold War

FPI / February 4, 2020 Though U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized European countries for not contributing enough to NATO’s budget, in the Spring of 2020 the United States will signal its resolve to defend its NATO allies by deploying the largest number of troops to Europe since the Cold War. Resembling the NATO REFORGER […]

Looking ahead to 2020: Standoffs, abuse, hope

Looking ahead to 2020: Standoffs, abuse, hope

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Peering into the crystal snow globe, it’s time to predict, prognosticate and presage into the year ahead.  Without a pun we need the proverbial 2020 vision to decipher the political and security landscape that awaits us in the new year with both long running static […]

30 years ago, the wall came tumbling down

30 years ago, the wall came tumbling down

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thirty years ago on Nov. 9 1989, the world suddenly changed.  Mass civil and religious demonstrations rocking East German cities created a political tsunami which soon reached Berlin. Berlin, the divided city and German capital at the epicenter of the Cold War, would see an unexpected […]

Rise of China, demise of INF seen prompting missile migration on world’s chessboard

Rise of China, demise of INF seen prompting missile migration on world’s chessboard

by WorldTribune Staff, August 4, 2019 After the Trump administration on Aug. 2 pulled the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, analysts say the U.S. may now seek to prioritize deployment of conventional medium-range missiles near China rather than Russia. The United States “has made it very clear” it is concerned […]

Reports: U.S. halts F-35 shipments to Turkey

Reports: U.S. halts F-35 shipments to Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2019 The United States on April 1 said it has stopped the delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey following the Turkish government’s decision to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system. The U.S. said it was immediately halting the delivery of F-35 parts and manuals as the first […]

Still the cornerstone of Trans Atlantic security, NATO celebrates 70th birthday

Still the cornerstone of Trans Atlantic security, NATO celebrates 70th birthday

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Responding to the Berlin Blockade, the communist coup in Czechoslovakia, and the looming threat from the Soviet Union, the U.S. and Western European states formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On 4 April 1949, the foreign Ministers of twelve countries including the USA, Britain, […]

China rebuffs Germany on joining nuclear arms control agreement

China rebuffs Germany on joining nuclear arms control agreement

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China made official its longstanding rejection of treaties that would control its nuclear weapons on Feb. 16 at the 55th Munich Security Conference. The most senior Chinese Communist Party leader to attend this annual conference, Politburo Member Yang Jiechi, rejected German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s request that China join the 1987 […]

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