The choice for Russian voters: Who will uphold freedom?

The choice for Russian voters: Who will uphold freedom?

Lev Navrozov These days we are living in the world in which the future political development of Russia is of great importance to the entire world. Why? Before the “revolution of October 1917,” Russia had been viewed by those most enlightened in the world as a country of great hope. It is beyond an argument […]

Classic showdown for Western civilization: Not in Brussels, but in Greece

Classic showdown for Western civilization: Not in Brussels, but in Greece

Sol W. Sanders There is a terrible poignancy to the current Greek crisis. Its essence does not revolve around Greece’s role in the European Union or the Eurozone, per se. After all, before the fall, Greece contributed only 1.8 percent of the gross national product of the world’s largest trading bloc. Nor, indeed, as time […]

Tale of two brothers: Speaking out costly for older? Silence is golden for the kid

Tale of two brothers: Speaking out costly for older? Silence is golden for the kid

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The youngest son keeps his mouth shut, and the oldest one talks too much. Clearly, the silent one knows what’s best for him as he plays the title role bequeathed to him by his late father, North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il. Kim Jong-Un is showing […]

Falklands redux: Where there’s oil, Hugo Chavez and Sean Penn, will there be fire?

Falklands redux: Where there’s oil, Hugo Chavez and Sean Penn, will there be fire?

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Rhetorical gales from Argentina are again battering the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. And while the presumably noble sentiments of Argentine sovereignty blows over the windswept islands, just under the adjacent waters may sit massive petroleum deposits which would change the geopolitical calculations both for Britain and Argentina. […]

Introducing Putin’s real No. 2 man: The sinister Vladislav Surkov

Introducing Putin’s real No. 2 man: The sinister Vladislav Surkov

Lev Navrozov The Russian press reported early in January of 2012 that a week before significant change had taken place in President Dmitri Medvedev’s Administration: Vladislav Surkov, a deputy prime minister in the Russian government, will be responsible for the modernization of education, science, and healthcare as well as for the development of the global […]

Newt, Callista and women voters: Not a winning combination

Newt, Callista and women voters: Not a winning combination

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto, FreePressers.com Republican women of Florida and Nevada gave former House Speaker Newt Gingrich a sharp rebuke: by a wide margin they voted against him. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney did well with all segments of the electorate and all age groups in both contests. Yet, the gender gap was […]

The diverging U.S. and Israeli interests and a joint strategy on Iran

The diverging U.S. and Israeli interests and a joint strategy on Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi, FreePressers.com American and Israeli attitudes to the risk posed by an Iran in possession of nuclear weapons are based on diverging historical experiences. Having seen previous strategies fail to achieve their objectives, President Barack Obama is apparently set on pursuing a policy that focuses on hard international sanctions. A […]

What reset? What Arab Spring? Veto of Syria resolution reminds world of its Russia-China problem

What reset? What Arab Spring? Veto of Syria resolution reminds world of its Russia-China problem

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have lambasted Russia’s veto of a Security Council resolution on Syria, calling it a “travesty,” but did she really think for a moment that Moscow was going to ditch an old political ally? Did Hillary moreover really believe that Beijing was going to […]

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

Sol W. Sanders Looking around the world, the striking characteristic is waiting out a number of crises. Their outcome seems almost artificially suspended, and their interaction on one another and their ultimate effect on the world is at issue. We start with the Euro. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s supplications in Beijing were perhaps laudable but a […]

The hidden agenda behind the all-out media war on Komen

The hidden agenda behind the all-out media war on Komen

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lynn Woolley and Cliff Kincaid When the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure made a decision to sever its ties with America’s number one seller of abortions, Planned Parenthood, the media went to war. The media coverage was slanted in such a way that “mainstream” reporters like Andrea Mitchell and […]