Fukuyama: ‘Putinism,’ radical Islam provide no alternative to liberal democracy

Fukuyama: ‘Putinism,’ radical Islam provide no alternative to liberal democracy

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin and the extremist Islamic State group are sworn enemies that might seem to have little in common. But both are engaged in efforts at state building that U.S. political scientist Francis Fukuyama says share two qualities: each seeks to create a political […]

Nine Americans among terror suspects arrested by Saudis

Nine Americans among terror suspects arrested by Saudis

Special to WorldTribune.com Nine Americans were among a group of 33 terrorism suspects detained by Saudi Arabia over the past week. Four Americans were arrested on Jan. 25 and five others over the past four days, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported on Jan. 31. Also arrested were 14 Saudis, three Yemenis, two Syrians, an Indonesian, […]

U.S. missile cruiser forced from Strait of Hormuz after warning from Iran destroyers

U.S. missile cruiser forced from Strait of Hormuz after warning from Iran destroyers

Special to WorldTribune.com A warning from Iranian warships forced a U.S. Navy missile cruiser to leave waters near the Strait of Hormuz on Jan. 27. The USS Monterey received the warning from several Iranian destroyers to keep away from the area near the Strait of Hormuz where the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were conducting […]

Russia publicly endorses talks with OPEC on oil output cuts

Russia publicly endorses talks with OPEC on oil output cuts

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia for the first time publicly embraced talking to the OPEC oil cartel about jointly cutting global oil production by up to 5 percent to prop up collapsing oil prices. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on January 28 in St. Petersburg that he is […]

What has happened to the West and its men? The hypnotic dance of death

What has happened to the West and its men? The hypnotic dance of death

Cultural totalitarianism of the Postmodern era did the impossible — it changed the very nature of man Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy In my correspondence regarding the events in Cologne, an editor of a Russian newspaper asked me a natural, but discouraging question; “Where were the German men?”, he inquired of me, perplexed. Indeed, […]

Man carrying 2 firearms and Koran arrested at Disneyland Paris

Man carrying 2 firearms and Koran arrested at Disneyland Paris

Special to WorldTribune.com Police said a “28-year-old man of European origin” was arrested at a Disneyland Paris hotel on Jan. 28. A man carrying two guns and a Koran was detained at the theme park’s New York Hotel, French officials said. He had the guns, one an automatic handgun, concealed in a bag with the […]

From Arab winter to Persian spring?

From Arab winter to Persian spring?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Five years after the onset of the pro-democracy revolts against authoritarian rulers in much of the Middle East, the heady warm breezes of the Arab Spring have been replaced with swirling ill winds sweeping the region from Tunisia to Iraq. Governments were toppled, chaos ensued, […]

U.S. commander: Iraq’s Mosul dam on verge of catastrophic collapse

U.S. commander: Iraq’s Mosul dam on verge of catastrophic collapse

Special to WorldTribune.com The potential for a collapse of the Mosul dam in northern Iraq is real, according to the commander of the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “The likelihood of the dam collapsing is something we are trying to determine right now … all we know is when it […]

Former Libyan official: ISIL got Gadhafi’s chemical weapons

Former Libyan official: ISIL got Gadhafi’s chemical weapons

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has in its possession a portion of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s arsenal of chemical weapons, according to a former Libyan intelligence official. Ahmad Qadhaf Al-Dam, a cousin of Gadhafi, made the claim in an interview with the Egyptian Dream TV network on Jan. 18. His comments […]

Democratic Taiwan: More important than ever after failed U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’

Democratic Taiwan: More important than ever after failed U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Largely ignored by the mainstream media, the Jan. 15 Taiwan elections have enormous implications not only for the Island’s 25 million people, but for China – and the U.S. Ironically, the election of the Democratic Progressive Party [DPP] leader, Tsai Ing-wen, a woman at that — reinstalled a […]