Trump to Moscow: ‘Get out’ of Venezuela

Trump to Moscow: ‘Get out’ of Venezuela

by WorldTribune Staff, March 28, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Russia to remove its troops from Venezuela. A Russian Il-62 passenger jet and an An-124 military cargo plane carrying troops and equipment arrived at the international airport outside Caracas on March 23. “Russia has to get out,” Trump told reporters at the […]

Analysis: Mueller report opens new civil war posing greater threat to U.S. than China

Analysis: Mueller report opens new civil war posing greater threat to U.S. than China

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The follow-on from the U.S. Mueller Investigation which targeted President Donald Trump will confirm just how intractable the great divide is within the U.S. It is a greater strategic threat to U.S. security than the People’s Republic of China. Few modern, democratic […]

Report: Russian planes carrying troops arrive in Venezuela

Report: Russian planes carrying troops arrive in Venezuela

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2019 Two Russian Air Force planes carrying troops and tons of equipment landed in Venezuela on March 23, reports say. A flight tracking website showed two aircraft left a Russian military base for the Venezuelan capital Caracas on March 22. The arrival of the military jets in Venezuela was confirmed by Javier […]

Clear and present doomsday threat from Moscow puts U.S. on notice

Clear and present doomsday threat from Moscow puts U.S. on notice

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The Kremlin plans to deploy what may be the deadliest nuclear weapon ever aboard submarines by 2020, Russian state media reported, citing a Russian defense industry source. “Nuclear-tipped ending-all-life torpedoes launched from the deep are now the most pressing clear and present danger facing America,” Ed Timperlake, former Pentagon technology […]

Venezuela’s tears as rogue powers block relief at UN

Venezuela’s tears as rogue powers block relief at UN

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The devastating double veto cast by both Russia and China to derail a U.S Security Council draft resolution providing humanitarian aid for impoverished Venezuelans reflected the latest round in a widening standoff between the socialist Caracas regime and the democratic opposition. And while the international […]

Global index finds corruption eroding democratic institutions; U.S. drops out of top 20 least corrupt

Global index finds corruption eroding democratic institutions; U.S. drops out of top 20 least corrupt

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2019 Two-thirds of the 180 countries surveyed in the Transparency International (TI) 2018 global corruption index were rated as corrupt. The failure to curb corruption is “contributing to a worldwide crisis of democracy,” TI says. The 2018 research shows “a disturbing link between corruption and the health of democracies, where […]

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 […]