Clear and present doomsday threat from Moscow puts U.S. on notice

Clear and present doomsday threat from Moscow puts U.S. on notice

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The Kremlin plans to deploy what may be the deadliest nuclear weapon ever aboard submarines by 2020, Russian state media reported, citing a Russian defense industry source. “Nuclear-tipped ending-all-life torpedoes launched from the deep are now the most pressing clear and present danger facing America,” Ed Timperlake, former Pentagon technology […]

U.S. at UN: Iran destabilizes region, risks ‘regional arms race’

U.S. at UN: Iran destabilizes region, risks ‘regional arms race’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s missile program is destabilizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a “regional arms race,” a senior U.S. arms control official has said. “Iran’s missile program is a key contributor to increased tensions and destabilization in the region, increasing the risk of a regional […]

High stakes Korean summitry, Act II, in formerly divided Vietnam

High stakes Korean summitry, Act II, in formerly divided Vietnam

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “Sometimes you have to walk,” was President Donald Trump’s stunning conclusion to the U.S./North Korea Summit in Hanoi, where political great expectations seemed to get ahead of the hard reality that Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program created an impasse to an expected diplomatic agreement between the […]

U.S. envoy, Taliban co-founder meet In Qatar for peace talks

U.S. envoy, Taliban co-founder meet In Qatar for peace talks

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with one of the Afghan Taliban’s co-founders in Qatar, in what was said to be the highest-level engagement between the two sides as part of Afghanistan’s peace process. “Just finished a working lunch with Mullah [Abdul Ghani Beradar] and his […]

A North Korean defector’s advice for Trump’s Korea ‘Doctrine’

A North Korean defector’s advice for Trump’s Korea ‘Doctrine’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Thae Yong-Ho, the former North Korean deputy chief of mission at their embassy in London, has come up with the term “doctrine” to describe Trump’s policy toward North Korea. He even compares the nascent “Trump doctrine” with the “Nixon doctrine.” That’s bad news. I was following President Richard Nixon […]

Kim Jong-Un’s journey leads now to a ride on Vietnam’s capitalist road

Kim Jong-Un’s journey leads now to a ride on Vietnam’s capitalist road

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Everybody knows Kim Jong-Un has a lot to learn from the capitalist success of nearby Communist countries. No example is better than that of China, whose leaders have urged him to walk the capitalist road to success. His late father, Kim Jong-Il, was photographed during trips to China traipsing […]

Ousted FBI deputy director McCabe owns key role in Russia probe; Trump tweet mocks

Ousted FBI deputy director McCabe owns key role in Russia probe; Trump tweet mocks

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2019 Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said that he launched the agency’s investigations into President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia after speaking with the president following the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. “I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on […]

Schiff levels unverified charges at businessman Trump even before launching ‘investigation’

Schiff levels unverified charges at businessman Trump even before launching ‘investigation’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 11, 2019 Rep. Adam Schiff, wielding his new power as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said he plans to launch a wide-ranging new investigation into President Donald Trump and his “family” with a focus on alleged money laundering. Schiff, a vocal proponent of the unsubstantiated anti-Trump dossier funded by the Clinton […]

Intelligence chiefs ‘naïve’? President says public assessment at odds with Iran policy is ‘wrong’

Intelligence chiefs ‘naïve’? President says public assessment at odds with Iran policy is ‘wrong’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his intelligence chiefs might want to “go back to school” following their assessment of the threat from Iran, which included the chiefs’ insistence that the Islamic Republic is currently not taking steps toward becoming a nuclear state. The president tweeted on Jan. 30: “The […]

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — While the world is looking elsewhere and transfixed on the whirling Washington Merry-go-Round, a perfect political storm is brewing in East Asia. Unpredictable winds are gathering over the Chinese Mainland. The epicenter is the Zhongnanhai compound near Beijing’s once Forbidden City, as leader Xi Jinping […]

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