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Emerging Peru-Colombia strategic bloc, bi-national integration counters Venezuela

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos  of Colombia and Ollanta Humala of Peru in Iquitos, Peru, on Sept. 30, 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Peru and Colombia have, largely unnoticed by the world’s media, continued to quietly work toward an integration of their political, economic, and strategic structures. This growing closeness — albeit without a publicly-stated […]

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Argentina questions Kerry on sanctions status of Iran general sought in ’94 terror attack

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Argentina’s foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington’s nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol’s list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing […]

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Israel, like U.S. Congress and public, in the dark on Iran side deals

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Israel’s security chief and a powerful U.S. senator said the Obama administration is keeping vital information on “side deals” of the Iran nuclear agreement confidential. National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen said on July 29 that Israel […]

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Turkey wins U.S. re-engagement against Syria in potentially fatal blow to Iran rapproachement

Incirlik Air Base.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs By whatever name, the unilaterally-imposed no-fly zone over an area of Syria, proposed by the U.S. and Turkey on July 27, is not an element of a supposed […]

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U.S. markets Iran diplomacy in Pyongyang’s backyard: Deal ‘demonstrates our flexibility…’

Sydney Seiler, the U.S. special envoy to the multilateral talks on North Korea's denuclearization, speaks in a meeting with the press in Seoul on July 27.  /Yonhap

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States proved with the recently-concluded Iran nuclear agreement that it is willing and able to be flexible on such talks, including with North Korea, a U.S. envoy said. During a visit to Seoul, South Korea […]

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Iran ‘agreement’s energy impact and ‘anti-sabotage’ clause: This deal is beyond belief

Laughable and horrifying.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Close examination of the nuclear agreement with Iran reveals just how much it will damage the West and boost the ayatollahs. Here are other implications of the six-power-Iran agreement that have been largely overlooked: […]

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Exiting Army chief: U.S. could have stopped ISIL ‘if we stayed in Iraq longer’

Gen. Ray Odierno.  /U.S. Army photo

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States might have prevented the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) “if we had stayed a little bit more engaged,” Gen. Ray Odierno said. Odierno, 60, chief of staff for the U.S. […]

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Gen. Dunford calls Russia’s ‘existential threat’ to U.S. ‘alarming’

Marine Corps General Dunford testifies during the Senate Armed Services committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifying at the confirmation hearing that almost certainly will lead to his Senate approval as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes Russia as an “existential threat” and […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Reading Kim Jong-Un’s mind as he reads the fine print of Iran nuclear agreement

The North Korea-Iran strategic partnership that is rarely mentioned.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The Greeks made a deal to reform their free-spending ways and stay in the European Union, while the Iranians agreed to restrain their nuclear ambitions and crawl out from under onerous sanctions. Can […]

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