North Korea’s missiles can circle the globe, but will Kim Jong-Un have to hitch a ride to Trump summit?

North Korea’s missiles can circle the globe, but will Kim Jong-Un have to hitch a ride to Trump summit?

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2018 North Korea has threatened an ICBM strike on the continental United States, but questions have been raised as to how Kim Jong-Un will travel to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at their upcoming summit. According to a report by The Washington Post, the North Korean leader may not be […]

Is Russia the top threat to U.S. security? No, it’s still China

Is Russia the top threat to U.S. security? No, it’s still China

Special to WorldTribune By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution Editors’ note: The following, published originally on Jan. 29, 2016, is still relevant two years later. A significant portion of our national security establishment, painstakingly built up during the Cold War, has accepted the assumption that when it comes to threats from sovereign states, Russia, not […]

Predicting the unfolding Korean history? Don’t bother

Predicting the unfolding Korean history? Don’t bother

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― Uh oh. Watch for all the soothsayers putting in their two cents or two won worth on the future of the Korean Peninsula, post-PyeongChang. Beware of the cognoscenti with dire forecasts of capitulation to the evil Northers, with hopeful words of peace at last, with demands for […]

‘Technically viable’ underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe by 2025

‘Technically viable’ underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe by 2025

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy on Dec. 5 signed an agreement to build a major underwater pipeline to supply natural gas to Europe. The pipeline will be some 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) long and is estimated to cost approximately $6 billion (five billion euros). It will have an annual […]

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Special to WorldTribune , December 6, 2017 By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution Last week marks the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China. The historic mutual defense treaty, signed on Dec. 2, 1954 in Washington, provided an ironclad guarantee to […]

Economic powerhouse Taiwan has made ‘going green’ a national priority

Economic powerhouse Taiwan has made ‘going green’ a national priority

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Taiwan’s socio/economic success story is world renowned.  Yet an unfortunate byproduct of Taiwan’s rapid industrial development from the 1960’s through 1980’s involved considerable amounts of air and water pollution.  Taiwan’s next challenge strives to create a cleaner environment by widespread policies of going green. In […]

New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2017 For the second time in less than a month, North Korea launched an intermediate-range missile that flew over Japan. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that the missile was launched on Sept. 15 at around 6:57 a.m. and went down at around 7:16 a.m. […]

Trump’s North Korea strategy: Peace through (allies’) strength

Trump’s North Korea strategy: Peace through (allies’) strength

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Since the mid-Twentieth Century, it has fallen to the United States of America to deal with apocalyptic and devastating crises around the world including the World Wars and the Cold War. The emergence on the world stage in 2017 of North Korea — a belligerent communist rogue state […]

Senior North Korea official and family commit suicide while in Chinese police custody

Senior North Korea official and family commit suicide while in Chinese police custody

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A senior cadre of North Korea’s Worker’s Party, along with his wife, son and two daughters committed suicide by taking poison to prevent being forcibly returned to North Korea by Chinese security forces. Last week, the family, along with 10 other North Korean defectors, were tracked down in China’s southwestern […]

Putin says ‘stop scaring’ North Korea: Kim celebrates new missile test, plays Russia card

Putin says ‘stop scaring’ North Korea: Kim celebrates new missile test, plays Russia card

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2017 Kim Jong-Un was on hand and “hugged” his rocket scientists after what North Korean media hailed as the successful test of a “medium long-range” ballistic missile that is capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead. The jubilant North Korean leader promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that […]