Trump takes on NATO’s globalists, and he’s still not president

Trump takes on NATO’s globalists, and he’s still not president

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Having rocked the Democrat establishment at home, President-elect Donald Trump promptly issued statements that have rattled the rogue states of China, Iran and North Korea. Then, only days before his inauguration, it was NATO’s turn. In a recent interview with European newspapers, Trump stunned German public opinion with his […]

2016 was then: World stage set for more dramatic tension

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s once again time to consult the crystal snow globe and peer ahead into what events 2017 may bring. After a surprising, tumultuous and truly roller-coaster year just past, we certainly can hope for a more stable period. But should we? Despite the unprecedented electoral […]

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 British aircraft carriers will join freedom of navigation efforts in the South China Sea, the UK’s ambassador to the U.S. said on Dec. 1. “Certainly, as we bring our two new aircraft carriers onstream in 2020, and as we renew and update our defense forces, they will be seen […]

Hundreds of Turkish officers quietly seeking asylum throughout Europe

Hundreds of Turkish officers quietly seeking asylum throughout Europe

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2016 A number of Turkish military officers stationed in NATO outposts have requested asylum in the wake of the failed coup attempt in July, according to NATO’s secretary-general. “Some Turkish officers working in the NATO command structure… have requested asylum in the countries where they are working,” Jens Stoltenberg said […]

U.S. allies stunned as Moscow presses its advantage in Obama’s final days

U.S. allies stunned as Moscow presses its advantage in Obama’s final days

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct For more than two years Russian President Vladimir Putin has initiated an aggressive series of policy decisions aimed at advancing Russian interests and undermining the West, but recent events demonstrate the extent of Russian hostility. During separate visits to Europe, UK and Italian senior officials asked a […]

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 […]