China, Russia trade blame after Israeli strike destroys air defenses in Syria

China, Russia trade blame after Israeli strike destroys air defenses in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A successful Israeli air strike against Iran’s military facilities inside Syria has resulted in China and Russia blaming each other for the humiliatingly embarrassing air defense failure. On Jan. 20, the Israeli air force flew a sortie of F-35 fighter jets into Syria and destroyed an Iranian military training camp, […]

Citing Russia’s ‘material breach’, U.S. sets formal withdrawal from INF treaty

Citing Russia’s ‘material breach’, U.S. sets formal withdrawal from INF treaty

by WorldTribune Staff, February 3, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Feb. 2 said the U.S. plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, citing Russia’s “continued noncompliance.” “Today the United States provided Russia and other Treaty Parties with formal notice that the United States will withdraw from the INF Treaty in […]

Making up the news: Retired TV cameraman tells how it’s done in the former USSR

Making up the news: Retired TV cameraman tells how it’s done in the former USSR

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dmitry Volchek, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Strict control of broadcast television has been a key element of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nearly two decades in power. The vast majority of Russians continue to get most of their information from TV, giving the Kremlin a powerful tool for shaping public […]

The two-tier U.S. Justice system, Part I

The two-tier U.S. Justice system, Part I

by WorldTribune Staff, January 21, 2019 Two similar cases. Two different outcomes. In one, a political operative worked for a Russian-aligned Ukrainian president without registering in the U.S. as a foreign agent. The operative has been savaged by the media, indicted and tried and faced a sentence that could have resulted in life imprisonment. In […]

Trump announces expanded, space-based U.S. missile defense

Trump announces expanded, space-based U.S. missile defense

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will develop new technologies — including in space — to acquire unrivaled missile-defense capabilities and maintain an advantage over adversaries such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. His comments were part of the results of a […]

Former federal prosecutor scorns Mueller’s political calculations, upholds ‘real Justice Department’

Former federal prosecutor scorns Mueller’s political calculations, upholds ‘real Justice Department’

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2019 A former U.S. Department of Justice attorney who is representing a Russian company charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation accused Mueller of manufacturing a “make-believe crime” against his client and withholding “sensitive” evidence in the case. Eric Dubelier, has […]

Unfree China using ‘sharp power’ to redefine reality at home and abroad

Unfree China using ‘sharp power’ to redefine reality at home and abroad

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk China’s overwhelming trade surpluses with just about all its trading partners, notably the U.S., are hardly the only worrisome aspect of Chinese expansionism. Along with China’s aggressive militarism, we are hearing constantly about the nation’s use of “sharp power” to advance its agenda in just about every country on […]

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2018 In one of the largest Russian military deployments to the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Moscow has sent supersonic bombers to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea. Russian military Col. Eduard Rodyukov said the […]

GREATEST HITS, 14: FBI informant finally testifies on Clinton-Uranium One ties

GREATEST HITS, 14: FBI informant finally testifies on Clinton-Uranium One ties

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2018 In written testimony to three congressional committees, an FBI informant said that, amid Moscow’s pursuit of the Uranium One deal, Russian nuclear officials earmarked millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation around the same time then-Secretary of State Hillary […]

As Japan peace treaty talk picks up, Russian lawmakers want clarification on Kurile Islands

As Japan peace treaty talk picks up, Russian lawmakers want clarification on Kurile Islands

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian lawmakers have asked for an explanation following media reports quoting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying that Moscow could potentially hand over two islands in the disputed Southern Kuriles chain to Japan. Communist Party lawmaker Nikolai Kharitonov raised the issue on December 18, asking State […]