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The great Africa switcheroo: U.S. policy is now ideological, while China’s is pragmatic

First Lady Michelle Obama greets French President Francois Hollande to a state dinner in his honor at White House in February.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The global strategic framework has changed beyond recognition in the past decade, even if the majority of the world’s population cannot grasp it. The face of Africa, however, is changing […]

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Key Obama nominee, when pressed, says Turkey is turning from democracy

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has acknowledged that Turkey was heading toward dictatorship. The administration of President Barack Obama has told Congress that Turkey was moving away from democracy. In a hearing, an administration nominee told the […]

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House Democrat: Obama has ‘almost 1,000 troops’ and armed drones in Iraq, but ‘no real plan’


Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress is concerned that President Barack Obama has failed to draft a policy on Iraq. Leading members of Congress have expressed dismay over the rising U.S. military presence in Iraq. They said Obama was sending […]

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Clueless: What American leaders don’t know about world realities is making a difference


Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com WASHINGTON — U.S. foreign policy these days is so confusing and conflicting that it’s impossible to figure out where the U.S. is going, whether in the Middle East, Eastern Europe or Northeast Asia. […]

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U.S. House defeats bid to cut $300 million from Egypt aid allotment

Rep. Kay Granger

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives has defeated an attempt to slash U.S. military aid to Egypt. A House panel voted overwhelmingly against an amendment that would have reduced U.S. military aid to Egypt by $300 million. […]

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U.S. Senate panel votes aid cut: ‘We have to send Egypt a message’

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has begun slashing military aid to Egypt. A key Senate subcommittee voted to reduce aid to Egypt and the Palestinian Authority for fiscal 2015. In a 25-5 vote, the Senate State and Foreign Operations […]

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Congress wary, U.S. Air Force ‘ready’ after urgent request by Iraq for air strikes

Gen. Martin Dempsey

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Iraq has requested U.S. military intervention. The administration of President Barack Obama has confirmed an Iraqi request for U.S. military operations to stop the advance of Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials […]

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Study in contrasts: Missing Ronald Reagan, 10 years after his death


Special to WorldTribune.com The President delivered his farewell address at 9:02 P.M. from the Oval Office at the White House. January 11, 1989 This is the 34th time I’ll speak to you from the Oval Office and the last. We’ve […]

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Tragic: D-Day’s 70th Anniversary overshadowed by Obama’s Taliban two-step


NEW YORK — A firestorm of criticism has erupted in the wake of the Obama administration’s politically ham-handed prisoner swap with the Afghan Taliban. The initial good news about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in Taliban captivity for five […]

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To grasp the bizarre 1979 revolution in Iran, just look at America today

A 1979 rally for the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi NORTHERN VIRGINIA, USA — “I love Obama!” “But I don’t love any politician.” The professional young man with a promising career defended his statement by claiming that people are blaming Obama for some of […]

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