Analysts: Trump’s hard line on Russia, followed by charm offensive, is aimed at China

Analysts: Trump’s hard line on Russia, followed by charm offensive, is aimed at China

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump has taken actions that hit both Russian and Chinese interests hard, reinforcing his image abroad as a “master tactician,” analysts said. Now, Trump is warming to Moscow as part of a wider strategy to counter China. “Trump is trying to reach out to Putin and trying to detach Russia from […]

Bolton and Pompeo: The Commander in Chief is locked and loaded

Bolton and Pompeo: The Commander in Chief is locked and loaded

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2018 The Trump administration’s foreign policy successes have been accomplished “because” of President Donald Trump, “not in spite of him,” as many of his mainstream media critics claim, an analyst wrote. And, now, with John Bolton as his new national security adviser, and Mike Pompeo nominated as secretary of state, […]

Pro-Obama national security think tank announces ‘relentless’ attack on Trump policies

Pro-Obama national security think tank announces ‘relentless’ attack on Trump policies

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2018 A group of Obama administration officials have formed a think tank that aims to organize a “relentless, and national response” to what it calls the Trump administration’s “dangerous approach to national security.” National Security Action (NSA) is co-chaired by President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes and […]

NY Times columnist who feared geopolitical ‘risks’ under Trump credits foreign policy success

NY Times columnist who feared geopolitical ‘risks’ under Trump credits foreign policy success

by WorldTribune Staff, December 17, 2017 A year after warning of the geopolitical “perils” of a Trump presidency, a New York Times columnist now admits the Trump era has gotten off to a mostly successful start in the foreign policy arena. In a column titled “The War Trump Won”, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, […]

Writer: Nothing expert about Washington’s foreign policy experts

Writer: Nothing expert about Washington’s foreign policy experts

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been publicly disparaged recently by several Republicans who tout their own foreign policy credentials, including former President George W. Bush and Sens. John McCain and Bob Corker. “Yet, long before Trump took over the national political conversation, the conservative foreign policy establishment had […]

Trump’s world: How to distinguish between allies, friendly rogue states and bad actors?

Trump’s world: How to distinguish between allies, friendly rogue states and bad actors?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – The U.S. refusal to veto the UN Security Council resolution attacking Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory as “a flagrant violation” of international law has triggered cries of outrage worthy of full-scale hostilities. You might think, from the responses of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that President Barack […]