U.S. now has larger oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, Russia

U.S. now has larger oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 The United States has for the first time surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia in oil reserves. A study by Rystad Energy estimates that recoverable oil in the U.S. from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered areas amounts to 264 billion barrels. Saudi Arabia has 212 billion and Russia 256 […]

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkey’s President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko by the end of June 2016 had embarked on a further escalation of their confrontation with Russia through the sponsorship of jihadism on the Crimean Peninsula. This campaign is […]

Syria’s Assad in interview claims secret coordination with U.S., hits ‘double standard’

Syria’s Assad in interview claims secret coordination with U.S., hits ‘double standard’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2016 Syrian President Bashar Assad accused the United States and other Western nations of a “double standard” for secretly dealing with him while publicly criticizing him and calling for him to step down. “This is the double standard of the West in general: They attack us politically and they send […]

Netanyahu defends ‘strategic’ Israel-Turkey agreement; Critics slam ‘national humiliation’

Netanyahu defends ‘strategic’ Israel-Turkey agreement; Critics slam ‘national humiliation’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is stressing the “strategic importance” of Israel’s agreement to normalize relations with Turkey. After meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim in Rome on June 27 to sign the reconciliation accord, Netanyahu pointed to the deal’s strategic value for Israel’s security, economy and energy […]

The British opt to pass their own laws, control their own borders

The British opt to pass their own laws, control their own borders

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 Leave has won the EU referendum by 52 to 48 percent. The final tally was 17,410,742 for Leave and 16,141,241 for Remain, the highest turnout at a UK-wide vote since 1992. Tory MP Liam Fox, a Leave supporter, said voters had shown great “courage” by deciding to “change the […]

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. military has been engaged in a series of “small wars,” conducting low level combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This style of warfare has been focused on close combat and small unit operations, often supported by air […]

Assad’s survival, Iran’s ‘radical axis’ called ‘most concrete’ threat to Israel

Assad’s survival, Iran’s ‘radical axis’ called ‘most concrete’ threat to Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Israel must seek the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad and take a stand against “the radical axis led by Iran that runs through Assad-controlled Syria to Hizbullah in Lebanon,” a former Israeli Air Force general said. That axis “embraces the strategic goal of putting an end to Israel,” and […]

U.S. sends two aircraft carriers to Philippine Sea exercise in Pacific showdown with China

U.S. sends two aircraft carriers to Philippine Sea exercise in Pacific showdown with China

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 The United States has sent two aircraft carriers to an exercise in the Philippine Sea in a show of force ahead of a key arbitration decision on a South China Sea territorial dispute. The Nimitz-class supercarriers USS Ronald Reagan and USS John C. Stennis conducted air defense and sea […]

FBI probes two trips to Saudi Arabia within a year by ISIL shooter

FBI probes two trips to Saudi Arabia within a year by ISIL shooter

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2016 The FBI is investigating a pair of trips to Saudi Arabia in consecutive years taken by the Islamic terrorist who killed 49 people at the Pulse Orlando nightclub. According to a Fox News report, the Saudi Ministry of Interior confirmed that Omar Mateen twice performed the umrah Islamic pilgrimage […]

Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told the Chinese defense delegation in Singapore that the U.S. will take appropriate action if China crosses the red line, i.e. further reclamation and militarization of the Scarborough Shoal in the Spratlys chain. The Philippines and China have fiercely clashed over the Scarborough Shoal […]