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Christian genocide: The U.S. White House and State Department remain stubbornly silent

Christian genocide: The U.S. White House and State Department remain stubbornly silent

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Among the many anomalies of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, none appear so anachronistic as its refusal to label the persecution and annihilation of Christians in the Middle East as genocide. Granted that the term has been too often thrown around carelessly, used incorrectly as a synonym for […]

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After Assad, armed groups seen migrating to Iraq or back home with no incentives to stop fighting

After Assad, armed groups seen migrating to Iraq or back home with no incentives to stop fighting

By Brian M Downing The Syrian civil war has raged for over a year now, ever since peaceful protest turned into armed rebellion. In recent months, rebel groups have become more effective and various armed units have emerged. They have little in common beside opposition to the Assad regime, and their allegiance to any command […]

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What was that you said, Mr. Obama, about the return of U.S. prestige globally since 2009?

What was that you said, Mr. Obama, about the return of U.S. prestige globally since 2009?

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The killing of the American Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens, along with three other American diplomats, the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the tearing down of the flag replacing the stars and stripes with a black banner, all allegedly in response to an […]

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Terror in France and the chilling prospect of sleeper cells also in the USA

Terror in France and the chilling prospect of sleeper cells also in the USA

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A spate of seven seemingly unexplained serial  killings has shocked France with the uncomfortable realization that the specter of terrorism has not vanished.  But the shootings of three soldiers and later, the calculated cold- blooded rampage at a Jewish school killing a rabbi and three children, turned the […]

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United States of Islam: The logic behind the emerging Arabic Caliphate

United States of Islam: The logic behind the emerging Arabic Caliphate

Arabic Caliphate is not a figment anymore: fragments of the Middle Eastern regimes will soon form a group of islands called The Muslim Archipelago

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Profile of Ghasem Soleimani, Khamenei's likely choice as Iran's next president

Profile of Ghasem Soleimani, Khamenei's likely choice as Iran's next president

By Fariborz Saremi In May 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini pre-empted any attempts that the former Shah’s followers might make to overthrow the Revolutionary government by founding the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Swiftly the Guards spread their command centers around the country. One of the members of the command center in Kerman was Ghasem Soleimani, who […]

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Re-thinking war-fighting doctrines after the failure of 'overwhelming wealth'

Re-thinking war-fighting doctrines after the failure of 'overwhelming wealth'

Gregory Copley and Yossef Bodansky, Global Information System Most strategic allies of the United States are waking up after the long Cold War and post-Cold War party with the realization that their efforts to integrate their military doctrine with that of the U.S. have led them to evolve force structures which require enormous capital investment […]

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In region of its birth, Christianity is under increasing assault

In region of its birth, Christianity is under increasing assault

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Though it’s the birthplace of Christianity in ancient times, the modern Middle East is increasingly hostile to Christianity as civil conflict, Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism grow in scope and strength. Although most regional states have a small but successful Christian minority ranging from Egypt to Iraq, only Lebanon, […]

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How the U.S. helped destabilize the Mideast in 2011

How the U.S. helped destabilize the Mideast in 2011

By Fariborz Saremi Iraq is facing a very uncertain future now that the Americans, worn down by the military (4,500 dead) and financial costs (over $1 trillion) have withdrawn their military forces. The tide of sectarian conflict is rising, driven in part by Iranian ambition and Saudi Arabian fears. The Shiite majority sponsored by the […]

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Eight strategic factors bearing on 2012, the year of 'Great Power Impotence'

Gregory Copley and Yossef Bodansky, Global Information System Rarely in the past six decades has global context counted for as much in strategic forecasting trend analysis as it does at the dawn of 2012. Reliance on stove-piped analysis of strategic sectors such as economic and financial issues, security issues, politics, geopolitics, resources and energy, sociology […]