Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — A vital American ally has gone geopolitically adrift in the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup, and the subsequent crackdown on all forms of domestic political dissent by the strongman ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The bloody coup in which hundreds died, nonetheless served as a tragic […]

Report: Turkish military officer, assigned to NATO in Norfolk, seeks asylum in U.S.

Report: Turkish military officer, assigned to NATO in Norfolk, seeks asylum in U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, August 10, 2016 An American-based Turkish military officer is seeking asylum in the United States after Ankara issued a detention order for him in the wake of last month’s failed coup attempt, according to an exclusive Reuters report. The asylum bid of Turkish Navy Rear Adm. Mustafa Ugurlu is the first known […]

Turkex: Time for NATO to wake up and smell the coffee; Moscow was the winner in coup drama

Turkex: Time for NATO to wake up and smell the coffee; Moscow was the winner in coup drama

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It is unsurprising that the world should be incredulous at the explanations given by the Turkish Government as to the origins, sponsors, and actions of the putsch which was attempted against it on the night of July 15-16, 2016. Indeed, the great difficulty […]

Flashback: International media silent as Turkey teeters on the brink of civil war

Flashback: International media silent as Turkey teeters on the brink of civil war

The following was published on May 8, 2016. The Turkish military reports it has “fully seized control” of the country from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan amid reports of scattered gunfire and explosions. Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT, announced the military coup was under way. Erdoğan issued a mobile phone appeal for the people to take to the […]

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a sense NATO has been a victim of its own success. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as the Atlantic Alliance, has rested on its post Cold War laurels and the afterglow of the fall of the Berlin Wall and political freedom throughout […]

Letter from London: A lady warns Britain faces tougher challenges than Brexit angst

Letter from London: A lady warns Britain faces tougher challenges than Brexit angst

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk LONDON ― Here in the eye of Typhoon Brexit, the hot air, internet and print media reverberate with the shockwaves of what is seen as the End of Britain as we know it or a tempest in a teapot. The roar of the storm is such that it can […]

The die is cast: Brexit will revive the ‘Special Relationship’ and sink the Eurocracy

The die is cast: Brexit will revive the ‘Special Relationship’ and sink the Eurocracy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Back in 1887 the famous poet and storyteller Oscar Wilde quipped: ‘We [English] have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language’. We got another example of this malediction in the blah-blah-blah which has attended Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. What is most […]

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. military has been engaged in a series of “small wars,” conducting low level combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This style of warfare has been focused on close combat and small unit operations, often supported by air […]

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The artillery rumbles like a rolling late spring storm. Small arms fire reaches a staccato, only to fall silent just as quickly. And hapless civilians on both sides of an arbitrary divide endure and suffer as the forgotten slow burner conflict in eastern Ukraine continues […]

The list of attendees at the 2016 Bilderberg summit in Dresden, Germany

The list of attendees at the 2016 Bilderberg summit in Dresden, Germany

The program for this week’s secretive meeting of “political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media” lists as agenda items: China, cybersecurity, migrants, Russia, technology, etc. Others guess the real agenda includes Donald Trump and the spread of populist movements worldwide feeding on growing distrust of global elitists of the type slated […]