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One year after premature U.S. withdrawal, Afghanistan in struggle for ‘survival’

One year after premature U.S. withdrawal, Afghanistan in struggle for ‘survival’

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It came as a stunning reality check which many diplomats knew but did not expect to hear. In 2016, “survival will be an achievement for the National Unity Government” in war torn Afghanistan. The words came as a blunt assessment by the UN’s new political point man for Afghanistan, […]

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Both Trump and Peña Nieto get the core value of the U.S.-Mexico political equation

Both Trump and Peña Nieto get the core value of the U.S.-Mexico political equation

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders President Enrique Peña Nieto’s invitation to the two U.S. candidates for president is one more instance of the growing role of Mexico in domestic American politics. There was a time, now long ago politically, when Mexican politicians preferred to ignore what they considered an embarrassment of the Mexican […]

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De-pressed? The media has embarrassed itself right out of contention in Campaign 2016

De-pressed? The media has embarrassed itself right out of contention in Campaign 2016

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Perhaps not since 1936 has there been such an abject failure through prejudicial media reporting of a presidential election. Then, the enormously popular weekly, The Literary Digest, predicted a strong victory for the Republican conservative candidate Kansas Gov. Alf Landon against Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR bidding for a […]

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Shame! The world’s silence at the execution of an 85-year-old French priest is inexcusable

Shame! The world’s silence at the execution of an 85-year-old French priest is inexcusable

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The almost total absence of public mourning for an 85-year-old Christian priest whose throat was slit by Islamicist terrorists while he led prayer in a small church in Normandy, France, is a scandal. Even the French have demonstrated less feeling for this horrendous deed than one would expect […]

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Can Judeo-Christian civilization co-exist with Islam? The showdown has begun

Can Judeo-Christian civilization co-exist with Islam? The showdown has begun

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The most difficult political and cultural debate since the decision of the Western alliance to destroy fascism in 1939 or the American decision to help resurrect Europe in 1945 has begun. The discussion will be an intense examination of Islam and its role in the modern world. It […]

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Why racial bigotry has gotten worse: The yawning gap between Obama and the African American community

Why racial bigotry has gotten worse: The yawning gap between Obama and the African American community

ISpecial to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There was a general expectation among Americans that the election of a president with a black face would improve race relations, a continuing and profound anomaly in the freest of nations. There was even a suggestion that particularly in the academic and media communities that hope was one […]

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A sad day for James Comey, the FBI and the United States of America

A sad day for James Comey, the FBI and the United States of America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders For almost 150 years, the United States avoided having a national police force. The Founders, for the most, had eschewed the whole issue when under pressure from Thomas Jefferson and his Virginia constitutions adopted that colony’s Bill of Rights as the first amendments to the federal constitution. The […]

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Not so jolly England: Politics turns nasty on both sides of the pond

Not so jolly England: Politics turns nasty on both sides of the pond

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders No matter the outcome of the British referendum June 23 on leaving the European Union, the argument over the U.K.’s role in Europe and the world is up for grabs. It promises a troubled British political scene for some time to come. The argument over whether to leave […]

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Only one strategy can answer the spreading blood lust of Islamic terrorism

Only one strategy can answer the spreading blood lust of Islamic terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders While the authorities continue to sort out the career of Omar Mateen, the killer who perpetrated the greatest mass killing in American history, U.S. strategy remains confused. There never has been a question of the enormous potential for Daesh [ISIS or ISIL] to inflict suffering on Americans and […]

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Russia, China unite against U.S. THAAD despite North’s test

Russia, China unite against U.S. THAAD despite North’s test

Special to WorldTribune.com By EastAsiaIntel.com On April 29, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi issued a joint statement objecting to the contemplated deployment in South Korea of the U.S. Theater High Altitude Area Defense [THAAD] missile interceptor system. But what is unusual is that the joint Russian-Chinese objection to THAAD […]

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