Report: Latest N. Korea missile flew 30 minutes, landed between Russia and Japan

Report: Latest N. Korea missile flew 30 minutes, landed between Russia and Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2017 North Korea on May 14 tested a ballistic missile that went further and higher than an intermediate-range missile it tested earlier this year, a report said. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be a new type. It flew for 30 minutes before dropping into the sea […]

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un, besieged by the U.S., continues to threaten all-out nuclear war against any who threaten North Korea. But this represents only part of the equation: the DPRK’s Korean People’s Army (KPA) also prepares for non-nuclear surprise […]

In epic fight to be top U.S. foe, China still claims victory, despite upstart Putin’s multiple triumphs

In epic fight to be top U.S. foe, China still claims victory, despite upstart Putin’s multiple triumphs

Special to WorldTribune.com by Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution,, March 28, 2017 The cadres of the global commentariat often discuss the intricate relationships among the world’s most meaningful triumvirate, namely the United States, Russia, and China. Less often analyzed, however, are the very potent and peculiar interactions between Moscow and Beijing. It is the ghost […]

Israel set to deploy final layer of missile defense shield

Israel set to deploy final layer of missile defense shield

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2017 The middle layer of Israel’s missile defense shield will be deployed within the next two weeks, a senior Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) officer said on March 20. The David’s Sling system gives the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) “more capabilities and more effectiveness,” said Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch, head of […]

Han chauvinism explains China’s fury at South Korea over deployment of U.S. anti-missile system

Han chauvinism explains China’s fury at South Korea over deployment of U.S. anti-missile system

Special to WorldTribune.com by Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution China is mad — really mad — at South Korea. Well-known Chinese defense and military figures are advocating direct military strikes against South Korea; state-controlled media are fanning anti-Seoul hysteria; mobs across the country are smashing South Korean-made goods and merchandise; K-pop concerts and other South […]

The speech that led to the Korean War: Forget the ‘schism’ between Beijing and Pyongyang

The speech that led to the Korean War: Forget the ‘schism’ between Beijing and Pyongyang

Special to WorldTribune.com by Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution, March 10, 2017 On Jan. 12 1950, Secretary of State Dean Acheson gave a well-crafted speech at the National Press Club, a speech which has lived in infamy since its delivery, still haunting the U.S. and its allies in the Asia and Pacific region in general […]

Seoul calls Trump tweet a ‘clear warning’ to North Korea

Seoul calls Trump tweet a ‘clear warning’ to North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, January 3, 2017 In one three-word tweet, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump managed to both issue a “clear warning” to a notorious rogue state and reassure South Korea of America’s “unwavering stance” against North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on Jan. 1 that Pyongyang was close to test-launching an […]

China’s carrier fleet passes near Taiwan in warning to U.S.

China’s carrier fleet passes near Taiwan in warning to U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2016 China’s lone aircraft carrier and five other vessels were spotted passing near Taiwan on Dec. 26 in what was described as a “warning to the United States.” The Liaoning carrier’s armada passed about 90 nautical miles south of Taiwan’s most southerly point via the Bashi Channel that runs between […]

Growing political crisis in South Korea could impact critical security ties with U.S.

Growing political crisis in South Korea could impact critical security ties with U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The populist revolt against President Park Geun-Hye has grave implications for governance amid economic unease and high youth unemployment. In this uncertain transition period, Korea’s relationship with the United States is sure to undergo strains if not change while foes of her conservative pro-American policies line up in search […]

Russian navy plans permanent base in Syria; eyes others in Vietnam, Cuba

Russian navy plans permanent base in Syria; eyes others in Vietnam, Cuba

Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder, Geostrategy-Direct.com President Vladimir Putin is looking to expand Russia’s military power and restore Moscow’s global reach of the Soviet era. Moscow on Oct. 10 announced it was planning to make its naval base in Syria permanent. Earlier reports said Russia is considering re-establishing bases in Vietnam and Cuba that it […]