Bolton: Russian accident shows Kremlin’s ‘hypersonic’ nuclear ambitions

Bolton: Russian accident shows Kremlin’s ‘hypersonic’ nuclear ambitions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton says a mysterious accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels shows how hard the Kremlin is working to develop delivery systems for nuclear weapons. In a wide-ranging interview with Voice of America (VOA) contributor […]

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 […]

New Amb. James Gilmore finds unexpected warmth in Europe that ‘really isn’t … secure and peaceful’

New Amb. James Gilmore finds unexpected warmth in Europe that ‘really isn’t … secure and peaceful’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2019 The situation in Ukraine illustrates how Europe is not “secure and peaceful,” the Trump administration’s newly appointed ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said. “I think what’s on the U.S. mind at this point is working hard to preserve Ukraine’s sovereignty, because it’s under […]

Joint China-Russia patrol shocks South Korea; Aimed at U.S. ‘military alliance’ including Japan

Joint China-Russia patrol shocks South Korea; Aimed at U.S. ‘military alliance’ including Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2019 South Korea scrambled jets and reportedly fired hundreds of warning shots as a Russian A-50 aircraft, which was engaged in a joint air patrol with China on July 23, entered South Korean air space. Just before the Russian aircraft entered South Korean airspace, two Russian Tu-95 bombers and two […]

South Korea-Japan animosity risks strategic alliance

South Korea-Japan animosity risks strategic alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TOKYO ― Korean and Japanese relations have plunged to their lowest depths since the Korean War, and there’s apparently no reconciliation in sight. The governments in Seoul and Tokyo are engaged in a game of dare and double-dare in which each tries to out-threaten the other with hurtful measures […]

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an annual process of diplomatic musical chairs the 193 member UN General Assembly has picked five countries to serve on the Security Council as non-permanent members.  Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Vietnam were elected to two-year terms on the powerful […]

China, Russia to boycott White House-backed economic workshop in Bahrain

China, Russia to boycott White House-backed economic workshop in Bahrain

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2019 China and Russia have decided not to participate in next month’s workshop in Bahrain at which the United States plans to unveil the economic component of its Middle East peace plan dubbed the “Deal of the Century.” Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Palestinian Authority (PA) official Saeb Erekat […]

Report: 7 reasons why Uranium One scandal won’t go away

Report: 7 reasons why Uranium One scandal won’t go away

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2019 Former Vice President and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden recently recycled the long-held contention of his ex-boss that the Obama administration was “scandal free.” While that contention may be true within the sphere of the dominant media culture, critics find the claim “laughable”. “Abuses of power under the Obama […]

Khamenei decides: Iran will confront the U.S. and its allies

Khamenei decides: Iran will confront the U.S. and its allies

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on May 14, 2019 — a week after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had visited Baghdad and reportedly met with a senior Iranian official — determined the course of his country’s […]

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city Sochi as President Donald Trump has renewed efforts to build a rapport with Moscow now that the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded. Trump had also discussed strategy and a new […]

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