Kim’s absence from public view triggers speculation about the hierarchy in Pyongyang

Kim’s absence from public view triggers speculation about the hierarchy in Pyongyang

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s two-week absence from the state media propaganda feed coincided with a reduction in the stream of belligerent threats against South Korea and the West. This has in turn triggered speculation of a coup against the youthful dictator. But government officials and analysts in […]

After the Boston massacre, is ‘Al Jazeera America’ such a good idea?

After the Boston massacre, is ‘Al Jazeera America’ such a good idea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid CNN has been criticized for reporting the arrest of a suspect in the Boston bombing case when no one in fact had been arrested. The channel was apparently given inaccurate information by an anonymous official. Even more serious, however, was the claim by CNN’s “terrorism analyst,” Juliette Kayyem, that […]

Time to counter totalitarian Islam in the war of ideas

Time to counter totalitarian Islam in the war of ideas

Sol W. Sanders   Untangling all the strands of the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack will take enormous effort and time, long past the patience of the American public to follow the full-fledged autopsy. But one important element needs the attention of U.S. intellectuals who have largely abdicated their role. It is a discussion of the […]

Transatlantic trade called win-win growth formula for USA and Europe

Transatlantic trade called win-win growth formula for USA and Europe

John J. Metzler NEW YORK — “Trade is the cheapest way to produce growth,” exclaimed European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso before an executive audience adding, that a planned Transatlantic trade pact between the USA and Europe Union would produce a “win-win solution in trade” for both sides of the Atlantic. “Our partnership,” stated President […]

Tail wags the dog: U.S. policy of outsourcing N. Korea crisis to China has failed

Tail wags the dog: U.S. policy of outsourcing N. Korea crisis to China has failed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang In diplomacy, an inch can be longer than a foot, and the weak can wield greater leverage over the strong. This is why North Korea, a rogue state, impoverished and vulnerable is able to irritate, bully and even threaten the two superpowers, the U.S. and China. For many […]

Targeting Sen. Menendez: Obama’s push to ‘normalize’ U.S.-Cuban ties made strange bedfellows

Targeting Sen. Menendez: Obama’s push to ‘normalize’ U.S.-Cuban ties made strange bedfellows

Special to WorldTribune.com Global Information System/Defense & Foreign Affairs The seemingly unrelenting wave of media “revelations” in the United States against one of the key strategic policy officials in the government, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (Democrat, New Jersey), has its origins not in any malfeasance or misadventure by the Senator, but in […]

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A leaked Indian government document indicated that Chinese submarines have ventured into the Indian Ocean region frequently and have posed “a grave danger to India’s security interest.” The document, originated from the Indian Defense Ministry, is called “Indian Navy: Perceived Threats to Subsurface Deterrent Capability and Preparedness,” […]

Columbia, Kathy Boudin and our utterly corrupted campus culture

Columbia, Kathy Boudin and our utterly corrupted campus culture

By Mona Charen, Creators Syndicate We tell ourselves, we parents of college-bound kids (not to mention ordinary citizens), that American campuses really aren’t as bad as all that, that students can avoid the most tendentious indoctrinators and that the press tends to exaggerate. And then we read headlines like “Kathy Boudin Teaching at Columbia” and […]

Margaret Thatcher actually stood for something

Margaret Thatcher actually stood for something

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Margaret Thatcher, the British Conservative Prime Minister, between 1979-1990, was a Revolutionary. As the first female Prime Minister she emerged as a truly transformational figure both on the domestic and foreign front and soon challenged the entrenched interests with a stance that promoted freedom and economic liberty. She stood […]

What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea?

What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Memories and images of Margaret Thatcher and her legacy as displayed in the media this week evoke an obvious question: What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea? The answer would seem clear. It’s hard to imagine the woman who dispatched troops to the Falklands in […]