Russia’s Navy seeks return to glory days in hot spots and cold Arctic

Russia’s Navy seeks return to glory days in hot spots and cold Arctic

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The post-Soviet ebb of Russian naval glory seems to be over under a more aggressive President Vladimir Putin. That seems to be the unmistakable message Moscow is trying to send to the world. In recent weeks, President Putin ordered a dramatic increase of Russian naval presence in the […]

Perception vs. reality: Is peace breaking out between the U.S. and Iran?

Perception vs. reality: Is peace breaking out between the U.S. and Iran?

Sol W. Sanders   Perhaps the most difficult intellectual problem of human consciousness always has been sorting out perception, what seems to be, and reality, what is actually true. It is clear that the digital revolution has intensified the conundrum. For the internet is a constant flood of false evidence but dressed in a seeming […]

Bodansky: Behind the Sept. 24 breakthrough by the ‘Islamist Alliance’ in Syria

Bodansky: Behind the Sept. 24 breakthrough by the ‘Islamist Alliance’ in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Sept. 24, 2013, saw the final nail driven into the coffin of the U.S. and Western effort to influence, let alone control, the Syrian armed opposition. Abdul-Aziz Salamah, the political leader of Liwaa al-Tawhid in northern Syria, announced that […]

Brits fear Gulf backlash over refusal to join strike on Syria

Brits fear Gulf backlash over refusal to join strike on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Britain appears anxious over the prospect that Gulf Arab allies would retaliate for parliament’s decision not to join any attack on Syria. The London government has denied concerns that Saudi Arabia and the other five Gulf Cooperation Council states could retaliate for Britain’s refusal to join in any U.S.-led strike […]

Cruz missile strike against a bureaucratic monstrosity and the ruling class

Cruz missile strike against a bureaucratic monstrosity and the ruling class

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Sen. Ted Cruz is a hero. The Texas Republican’s marathon speech decrying the evils of Obamacare has enraged Washington’s ruling class. Democrats and many Republicans are vilifying him. The establishment media — on the left and right — are portraying him as an out-of-control, ambitious and egotistical cowboy, who is cynically exploiting […]

Sports at center of Kim Jong-Un’s new communication strategy at home and abroad

Sports at center of Kim Jong-Un’s new communication strategy at home and abroad

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The regime of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un has turned to sports as the tool to shape his image of a genial and friendly leader at home and mend fences with South Korea and the United States, officials and analysts here say. The initiatives range from inviting former […]

China’s counter to GPS targets SE Asia en route to global market

China’s counter to GPS targets SE Asia en route to global market

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com China is aggressively pressing its global positioning service, known as the Beidou, into service throughout the entire Southeast Asia region. The goal is to extend coverage regionally, before achieving global coverage by 2020. China views Southeast Asia as key to countering the influence of the United States and […]

Ahem, Mr. President: The War on Terror is far from over

Ahem, Mr. President: The War on Terror is far from over

Sol W. Sanders   If the Boston Massacre and the growing Syrian Civil War jihadist outrages were not self-evident, the bloody attack on innocents at the Nairobi, Kenya, mall provide new evidence that the international terrorist conspiracy continues virtually unabated. The perpetrators were Islamic jihadists, apparently members of the al Shahid thugs in neighboring Somalia […]

In poll, Japan rebuffs China’s claim to islands; Abe’s approval rating soars

In poll, Japan rebuffs China’s claim to islands; Abe’s approval rating soars

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com One year after China’s government erupted over Japan’s decision to buy three islands in the Senkaku chain from private investors, a decision dubbed by politicians as “nationalization,” a whopping 69.6 percent of Japanese in a recent public opinion poll endorsed the government’s action. Respondents to the poll clearly put blame for […]

Another mind-numbing precedent: Obama arms Al Qaida with U.S. weapons

Another mind-numbing precedent: Obama arms Al Qaida with U.S. weapons

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama has crossed a moral red line. Recently, he did the unthinkable: He announced that the U.S. government would directly arm terrorist groups in Syria. Mr. Obama said that he would waive a federal law designed to prevent weapons from being sent to designated-terrorist organizations. In particular, the president cited a […]