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China’s $46 billion economic corridor to Gwadar buys Pakistan key spot on chessboard

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The rhetoric reached the heights of the Himalayas, the pomp and pageantry evoked that of an operetta, but the political optics delivered a clearly focused political message: Pakistan has a […]

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Asian wars and the American psyche: From a truce in South Korea to defeat in Vietnam

The Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Anniversaries have their special appeal. The first anniversary on April 16 of the sinking of the Sewol off South Korea’s southwestern coast evoked emotions of outrage and sadness over the loss […]

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Washington group slams N.Y. Times decision to publish Iran foreign minister’s ‘pure propaganda’

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Special to WorldTribune.com Following are excerpts from an April 21, 2015 statement by the Washington-based Endowment for Middle East Truth. Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) condemned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s column featured Monday in The […]

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Don’t be surprised if the Constitution is again used to challenge the winner in 2016

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman Remember the 2000 presidential elections? Vice President Al Gore won the popular vote. But for thirty-one days after the election, no one knew whether he or Texas Gov. George W. Bush had prevailed in […]

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London: Netanyahu should be honored, not boycotted

'Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand' / Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Herb London, President of the London Center for Policy Research issued the following statement in response to the address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress on March 3: NEW […]

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With all the angst over Netanyahu’s visit and Iran, why no mention of North Korea?

North Korea's Kim Yong-Nam during visit to Iran in August 2012.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com President Obama faces a foreign policy predicament of gigantic proportions. The leader of Israel is coming to Washington, doing an end run around the White House, taking his case to a Republican-controlled Congress […]

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Obama’s legacy of retreat, shame, and betrayal has tainted a great nation

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: “Weakness is provocative.”

Special to WorldTribune.com By Billy and Karen Vaughn President Obama’s State of the Union speech was yet another glaring reminder of just how out of touch he is with reality and the true threat of radical Islam on the West. […]

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Western civilization is under assault and bowing is not a solution

When Dutch film-maker Theo Van Gough was assassinated while working on a film about the treatment of women under Islam with the Somalian born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali , a note pinned to his chest, said: “Ayaan, You’ re next.”

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sarah N. Stern As we in the United States sat in horror, watching the views of a dozen people mowed down by Islamic gunmen in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, we were confronted once […]

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Cane or swagger stick? We report, you decide

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By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Why do the North Koreans simply refuse to follow the logic and needs of foreign analysts when it comes to the timing of great events? Here everyone was saying that Kim Jong-Un had to show up […]

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Unbelievable: Take your pick of unlikely North Korean power play theories

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un with wife Ri Sol-Ju.

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The world seems to be missing Kim Jong-un. The porcine image of this overweight 30-something reviewing his troops or wagging a finger at a map or “ordering” a missile test had become a media staple until […]

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