In super free Estonia, you can start a new company in 20 minutes, online

In super free Estonia, you can start a new company in 20 minutes, online

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — When I first visited Estonia over twenty years ago, the Baltic country had recently regained its independence from the Soviet Union. Tallinn, the capital and an old Hanseatic trading city, offered an intriguing mix of medieval architecture and shoddy Soviet style construction. Situated on the […]

Latest NATO security threat: Russia’s nuclear force modernization

Latest NATO security threat: Russia’s nuclear force modernization

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Russian president Vladimir Putin’s use of Russian conventional forces to destabilize Ukraine and prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime certainly got the attention of Western analysts and policy makers. But now, Russia’s nuclear forces are undergoing dramatic modernization. Russia’s strategic modernization march has been impressive, including […]

Brussels post-mortem: NATO’s HQ is hotbed of Islamic radicalism

Brussels post-mortem: NATO’s HQ is hotbed of Islamic radicalism

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The successful March 22 terrorist attacks on the Brussels airport and a city subway station add to Europe’s growing list of cities — including Paris, London and Copenhagen — unable to deflect such attacks. The terrorists appear to have been four young men with Middle Eastern backgrounds […]

Khamenei: Missiles, not negotiations, are key to Iran’s future

Khamenei: Missiles, not negotiations, are key to Iran’s future

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that missiles, not negotiations, are the key to his country’s future. Khamenei’s remark, posted on his official website on March 30, came as Western powers called for the UN Security Council to consider possible action in response to Iran’s […]

WORLD MATTERS: Yes, European conservatives agree, U.S. politics and media are in free fall

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America! As Kerry said, America’s friends around the world are shocked. I am a European conservative, and I am shocked. I […]

Trump: ‘NATO is costing us a fortune’

Trump: ‘NATO is costing us a fortune’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the United States should significantly cut spending on the NATO military alliance. “We certainly can’t afford to do this anymore,” the GOP frontrunner told The Washington Post on March 21. “NATO is costing us a fortune, and yes, we’re protecting […]

Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There are important lessons for the U.S. in the apprehension in Belgium, after four months, of one of the chief perpetrators of the Nov. 13, 1915 Paris massacre which took the lives of 130 innocents. This security lapse has its parallel in the current state of relations between […]

NATO commander: Russia ‘weaponizing’ Syrian immigrants

NATO commander: Russia ‘weaponizing’ Syrian immigrants

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia and the Assad regime are bombing civilian areas in order to create a mass exodus of refugees in what amounts to the “weaponizing” of Syrian citizens, NATO’s top general charged. “Together, Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve,” […]

In blow to allies, Kerry walks back Gen. Dunford’s Libya statement

In blow to allies, Kerry walks back Gen. Dunford’s Libya statement

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct In another example of the Obama administration’s unwillingness to delegate authority and its inability to form a cohesive policy on fighting ISIL, Secretary of State John Kerry has publicly contradicted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford. Kerry has laid out U.S. strategy […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

Special to WorldTribune.com “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” — Barack Hussein Obama (address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 2012) By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jan. 9: The jihadist murders at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, on […]

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