‘Breadbasket’ no more: Ukrainians and populations of Lebanon, Somalia, Mali hit by food shortages

‘Breadbasket’ no more: Ukrainians and populations of Lebanon, Somalia, Mali hit by food shortages

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler “If we do not feed people, we feed conflict,” warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addressing an urgent Summit on Food security in the wake of the ongoing Ukraine war. “Global hunger levels are at a new high.  In just two years, the number of severely food insecure […]

Overshadowed by Ukraine’s war, Syria’s tragedy remains greatest humanitarian crisis

Overshadowed by Ukraine’s war, Syria’s tragedy remains greatest humanitarian crisis

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Our world is beset by unthinkable tragedy; brash military aggression, widening instability and grinding humanitarian suffering. We know the places ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, yet governments and relief agencies face overwhelming crisis fatigue as we lurch from Kabul to Kyiv in less than six months.  Cause, effect, […]

Moment of truth for the UN Security Council: Could the 21st century see WWIII?

Moment of truth for the UN Security Council: Could the 21st century see WWIII?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Many people ask, “What’s the UN been doing to stop the Ukraine war?” That’s a fair question given that the conflict has been raging more than two months creating Europe’s most costly  conflict and humanitarian crisis since WWII. So where is the UN or more specifically Secretary General […]

Prime Minister Pelosi? What U.S. House Speaker told Ukraine president

Prime Minister Pelosi? What U.S. House Speaker told Ukraine president

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2022 During a surprise visit to Kyiv last weekend, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the United States was going to keep arming the Ukrainians “until the fight is done.” Who appointed Nancy? Given the condition of the mind of the occupant of the […]

The collapse of Russia will be the beginning of the end for the West

The collapse of Russia will be the beginning of the end for the West

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was largely predictable but it also brought some surprises. It was quite expected that the current U.S. administration would try to draw Russia into the “Ukrainian swamp” in order to weaken and isolate it as much as possible. It was expected that the inexperienced and […]

Pelosi and Democrat contingent takes unannounced trip to Kyiv on U.S. taxpayers’ dime

Pelosi and Democrat contingent takes unannounced trip to Kyiv on U.S. taxpayers’ dime

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, May 1, 2022 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat Party want all Americans to know that for those suffering under inflation, the violent crime epidemic, and the emergency at the U.S. southern border, all of which they are responsible for creating, “support is on the way” — for Ukraine. In […]

Not ‘back in the USSR’: Vermonters no longer harbor warm and fuzzy feelings for Moscow

Not ‘back in the USSR’: Vermonters no longer harbor warm and fuzzy feelings for Moscow

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Bennington, VT — Some will smirkingly label the policy showdown as the Mouse that Roared. But in a small but significant step to condemn the ongoing war in Ukraine, the state of Vermont has taken steps, which in the words of Gov. Phil Scott, respond to what he […]

Ukraine War lessons: Start with tactical nuclear ‘demonstration’ strikes?

Ukraine War lessons: Start with tactical nuclear ‘demonstration’ strikes?

FPI / April 28, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia’s war with Ukraine, which is into its third devastating month, has yielded lessons China could apply to any future war against the nation of Taiwan — and that the Taiwanese can exploit for their defense and survival, an analyst said. “For China, the most important lesson of Russia’s […]

Biden commits U.S. tax dollars to pay Ukraine officials’ salaries and pensions

Biden commits U.S. tax dollars to pay Ukraine officials’ salaries and pensions

by WorldTribune Staff, April 22, 2022 Joe Biden on Thursday pledged $1.3 billion more in assistance to Ukraine, building on the roughly $2.6 billion previously approved. Included is $500 million in direct economic assistance from U.S. taxpayers to Ukraine for the purpose of paying Ukrainian government salaries, pensions and other programs. “The needs of Ukraine […]

Moscow took the bait: Strategic lessons from the Russia-Ukraine War

Moscow took the bait: Strategic lessons from the Russia-Ukraine War

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, with input from Kyiv correspondent The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war — even as part of a much larger strategic conflict — has already begun to yield significant lessons for statecraft and military operations. The conflict was far from resolved during April 2022. But regardless of the completion […]

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