‘Ripple effect from U.S. surrender in Afghanistan; Beijing’s bullying of free Taiwan shakes East Asia

‘Ripple effect from U.S. surrender in Afghanistan; Beijing’s bullying of free Taiwan shakes East Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Beijing’s communists are good at bullying; look at political crackdowns in prosperous Hong Kong, the suppression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, and of course China’s ongoing military harassment of Taiwan, a democratically ruled island which the communists claim as part of the People’s Republic of China. Over the […]

Berlin Blues; Whither Germany as Angela Merkel finally exits?

Berlin Blues; Whither Germany as Angela Merkel finally exits?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Angela Merkel is leaving the political stage. After sixteen years as Germany’s Chancellor presiding over amazing growth and stability, her Christian Democratic coalition CDU/CSU hardly gained from her political coattails in the recent national elections. Rather her Christian Democrats suffered their biggest electoral drubbing since 1949. Part of […]

It’s a Taliban world: UN General Assembly convenes amid refugee, COVID crises

It’s a Taliban world: UN General Assembly convenes amid refugee, COVID crises

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Presidents, Prime Ministers, Potentates and Kings will converge in New York for the 76th session of the UN General assembly.  The annual meeting and debate among the UN’s 193 member states is nonetheless still shadowed by the clouds of the COVID pandemic as well as the deteriorating global […]

Reimagine: A more robust UN system that includes Taiwan to cope with the pandemic

Reimagine: A more robust UN system that includes Taiwan to cope with the pandemic

Special to WorldTribune, September 16, 2021 Jaushieh Joseph Wu After more than 200 million infections and over 4 million deaths and counting, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the globe. This has created a profoundly devastating socio-economic impact on our interconnected world, with virtually no countries spared. The pandemic has disrupted global trade, exacerbated poverty, impeded […]

20 years later: The ‘Legion of the Silent’ are gone; Team Biden surrenders to terrorists

20 years later: The ‘Legion of the Silent’ are gone; Team Biden surrenders to terrorists

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001.  We all remember with sheer disbelief watching the unfolding horror and the realization that “it could happen here.” We all remember and vowed to never forget the Al Qaida terrorist attacks on America, and as importantly, ensure that […]

Afghanistan, September 1, 2021: Dust settling on disaster

Afghanistan, September 1, 2021: Dust settling on disaster

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The dust is now settling on an unmitigated military disaster and a stinging political humiliation for the United States’ standing in the world. The unfolding Afghan fiasco confronts Washington policymakers with complicated Rubik’s cube choices in the wake of Kabul’s collapse.  The Biden Administration’s next moves will affect […]

Biden’s end game: Afghanistan’s Saigon scenario triggered by ‘appalling incompetence’

Biden’s end game: Afghanistan’s Saigon scenario triggered by ‘appalling incompetence’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — Sadly, we have seen this movie before. In the Spring of 1975, the collapse of South Vietnam coming to crescendo with the fall of Saigon indelibly marking a generation. Cities like Pleiku, Danang and Hue in this contemporary saga are Kunduz, Kandahar and Herat.  Now with […]

Meet Team Biden’s would-be Commissioner on U.S. Racism

Meet Team Biden’s would-be Commissioner on U.S. Racism

Special to WorldTribune, July 23, 2021 Analysis by Joe Schaeffer On July 13, Team Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken shockingly invited the United Nations to set up a truth commission on racism on American soil: Responsible nations must not shrink from scrutiny of their human rights record. Rather, they should be transparent with the […]

‘Systemic socialist stupidity’: Yes, let’s look at root causes of the Cuban crisis

‘Systemic socialist stupidity’: Yes, let’s look at root causes of the Cuban crisis

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Cuba’s ongoing political and social upheaval has shocked many observers as a sudden and intense summer storm.  Across the island in small towns and provincial centers protests erupted like a squall line until reaching the capital Havana. Tropical storm “Liberdad” was lashing the Island of Cuba while its […]

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