Bolton in Mideast: Iran one of four powers taking aim at U.S. elections

Bolton in Mideast: Iran one of four powers taking aim at U.S. elections

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal has put a “real crimp” into Teheran’s economy, said national security adviser John Bolton, and the Islamic Republic may try to retaliate by meddling in the U.S. midterm elections. Iran, Russia, China and North Korea are the four […]

U.S., as it did with North Korea, is applying maximum pressure on Iran

U.S., as it did with North Korea, is applying maximum pressure on Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Iran is getting a taste of the maximum pressure strategy used by U.S. President Donald Trump that brought North Korea to the negotiating table. As the U.S. is set to impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic, Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged heated rhetoric after which Trump followed up […]

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution In the ancient Chinese military strategy classic, Questions and Replies between Tang Taizong and Li Weigong, the great Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong of the 7th century famously ruminated that, “In war, we prefer the position of the host to that of the guest.” In essence, Emperor […]

Former intelligence official who hit Obama’s Iran and N. Korea policies named to key NSC post

Former intelligence official who hit Obama’s Iran and N. Korea policies named to key NSC post

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2018 National security adviser John Bolton has named intelligence specialist Fred Fleitz as National Security Council (NSC) chief of staff. Fleitz, a former CIA analyst, is the author of “Obamabomb: A Dangerous and Growing National Security Fraud” about the Iran nuclear deal, and “The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What […]

China and N. Korea media provided contrasting official reports on unofficial Kim visit

China and N. Korea media provided contrasting official reports on unofficial Kim visit

by WorldTribune Staff, March 30, 2018 North Korean and Chinese state media outlets took different paths in their reporting of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s unprecedented visit to Beijing, where he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. While China’s state-run media focused on the discussions between Kim and Xi and on tensions on the Korean […]

China confirms Kim-Xi meeting; Graffiti rattles Pyongyang elite; the decades-long Syria alliance

China confirms Kim-Xi meeting; Graffiti rattles Pyongyang elite; the decades-long Syria alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Among the articles in the new edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com are the following: State of Kim Jong-Un: Graffiti on landmark building rocks Pyongyang regime Secrecy suggested North Korean train to Beijing was on urgent mission Israeli intelligence discovered North Korean reactor in Syria, longtime secret alliance High-level official visits shake Beijing […]

Behind Trump tariffs: Plan to counter China’s ‘economic aggression’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct President Donald Trump is cracking down on China’s “economic aggression” via upcoming tariffs and will next move to prevent China from controlling the “industries of the future,” a senior White House official said. “The next action on the president’s plate will be the Section 301 action which is designed, in […]

U.S. ‘uneasy’: China issues taunt as Vinson carrier group heads for South China Sea

U.S. ‘uneasy’: China issues taunt as Vinson carrier group heads for South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A report in Beijing’s state media said China’s increasing military “competitiveness” is making the United States “uneasy” and is contributing to the Americans’ need for more muscle flexing, namely the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea. The U.S. carrier group, which includes […]

Hamas teams with Iran and Hizbullah, hits Israeli forces with sophisticated IED

Hamas teams with Iran and Hizbullah, hits Israeli forces with sophisticated IED

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct In an attack that closely resembled the tactics used by Iran-backed Hizbullah, Hamas on Feb. 17 remote detonated two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which injured four Israeli soldiers. The sophisticated attack targeted soldiers from Israel’s Golani Brigade as they were attempting to remove a flag that was affixed to the […]

Bad moon rising: Seoul leader ratings drop over Winter Game politics

Bad moon rising: Seoul leader ratings drop over Winter Game politics

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Fierce controversies have erupted surrounding Winter Olympics politics with regard to North Korea’s participation, and President Moon Jae-In of South Korea has been dealt a blow in the public opinion polls. A new Seoul-based PR firm called Realmeter released polling data on Jan. 25, indicating the president’s approval ratings have […]